Spencer Law, RVS managing director, said: “It’s a very exciting development for us and fits perfectly with our complete refuse vehicle solution promise.
“We can repower the vehicles when they come in for refurbishment and customers can walk away with what is essentially a brand-new electric vehicle for around half the cost of a comparable vehicle direct from a manufacturer. It doesn’t matter what configuration of vehicle we are presented with, we can convert it with an EMOSS electric power train.”
The first demonstration electric refuse vehicle from RVS, the e-One, is a 26t Dennis Eagle Olympus on Dennis Eagle chassis, and is being launched at an invitation-only, two-day event to be held at RVS’ Head Office in Gloucestershire on 30 September and 1 October 2020.
RVS says that the conversion will have on-screen monitors for drivers to check battery life. It also claims that the e-One is also cheaper to run when compared with diesel refuse vehicles and requires lower maintenance than a traditional RCV.
Bas Rottier, CSO, EMOSS, says: “We were already looking for a service network in the UK in particular for the refuse vehicle sector, and RVS presents the ideal solution. They are a one-stop shop for refuse vehicles and a multi-mark operator, with the skills and in-depth knowledge to convert vehicles from diesel to electric, as well as carry out warranty and service work on our behalf, which is exactly what we were looking for. RVS is the perfect partner for us in the UK. Like us they are a family business and have an entrepreneurial way of thinking that fits well with our ethos.”