UK's first Renault Z.E. skip loaders ordered04 October 2021

Carlos Rodrigues, managing director, Renault Trucks UK & Ireland and Gerry Marshall, CEO, Recycling Lives

National waste recycling specialist Recycling Lives has ordered the UK’s first two battery-electric 18-tonne Renault D Wide Z.E. skip loaders.

The two D Wide Z.E.s will be located at the Recycling Park in Preston, employed in daily operations servicing commercial and household clients.

The vehicles are a result of a project where Recycling Lives worked with Renault Trucks to co-design a bespoke electric skip loader vehicle.

Gerry Marshall, Recycling Lives’ CEO, commented on the partnership. He said: “A significant driver for our business is innovation. These vehicles are an industry first, and they’ll be a standard element of our fleet over time.

“The vehicles have been specifically designed for us to deliver optimum operational efficiencies, and it was critical for us that we partner with an international organisation that matches our values and our ambitions.

Recycling Lives’ purchase decision follows the successful trial of a 16 tonne Renault Trucks D Z.E. demonstrator in July which provided an opportunity to evaluate performance and effectiveness for electric vehicle applications in the fleet

Supplied on a seven-year contract hire deal including repair and maintenance via Renault Trucks Financial Services, the 3,900mm-wheelbase vehicles are specified with four 66 kWh battery packs giving an operating range on a single charge of up to 150km.

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