Islington (London) council receives second repowered RCV 14 April 2022
The second electric conversion of a Dennis Twin Pack refuse collection vehicle has been delivered to Islington Council from Refuse Vehicle Solutions. The second order follows last year’s first-ever Dennis Twin Pack refuse collection vehicle. The new unit is one of four that will be converted before 2023.
The conversion process requires a lower purchase cost than brand-new vehicles. The instrument cluster and main components are identical.
The RVS Dennis Twin Pack electric conversion features a 200kW battery, which for Islington Council would allow the crew to use the vehicle for two shifts on one charge. The EMOSS battery cells can achieve an average of 1 mile per 1% of the batteries charge. The battery can be recharged in around 4.5 hours, thanks to its onboard charging facility that can connect to a standard 32- or 63-amp plug. On the fast charge option, it will fully charge in a 1.5 hours.
Unlike other electric refuse collection vehicles, the batteries are more cost-effective too. The latest technology has resulted in degraded battery cells being able to be replaced cheaply and easily, as opposed to having to change the entire battery, RVS says.
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