Bolton Council procure new Mercedes-Benz Econics to reduce carbon emissions

27 January 2022

Bolton Council have procured 19 new Mercedes-Benz Econics to its fleet of refuse trucks through TPPL’s NEPO HGV Framework.

The new, Euro VI-compliant trucks, supplied Faun Zoeller offer a 90% reduction in particulate and nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions compared to their Euro V predecessors, while also consuming less fuel and up to 40% less AdBlue.

The vehicles also have rear-steer axles to provide enhanced manoeuvrability and Active Brake Assist 5 emergency braking technology with pedestrian recognition capability, and Electronic Parking Brakes that are applied automatically when the engine is switched off.

Eight of the new trucks are fitted with 22m3 versions of FAUN Zoeller’s Variopress body and work with split Delta high-level bin lifts. The remaining 11 vehicles have been specified with cylindrical Rotopress bodies, which represent a new departure for the authority.

Bolton Council operates a fleet of 42 refuse collection vehicles, which the authority maintains in its own workshop.

Councillor Adele Warren, the executive cabinet member for regeneration & development, said: “This is a great step forward in our commitment to being a cleaner, greener, environmentally sustainable borough.

“These new vehicles will reduce carbon emissions and support our efforts to reduce pollution and deliver improved air quality in Bolton.”

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