Lyon Metropole picks up first Renault D Wide ZE24 June 2019

Lyon Metropole has taken delivery of a Renault D Wide ZE refuse collection vehicle (RCV), the first pre-production model in the new all-electric range due for launch at the end of this year.

The 26-tonne vehicle features an electric engine in the wheelbase, providing the interface between the truck and its equipment.

The vehicle has been converted by Faun Environnement, which coupled a hydraulic pump to the standard interface to power the refuse collection system. Faun also altered the hydraulic circuit to reduce noise levels and soundproofed the rear section to confine the noise of falling waste within the trailer. These changes have enabled noise levels to be reduced by 3 decibels.

The stop-start operating cycles of RCVs makes them particularly suited to all-electric power, says Renault.

As electric vehicles mainly use the engine to slow down, use of brakes and the production of related emissions are both reduced.

Laura Cork

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