TPPL’s Framework enables first ever twin pack electric RCV conversion delivery to Islington Council

11 October 2021

TPPL’s Framework Agreement has facilitated the procurement and delivery of the world’s first-ever refurbished and repowered twin pack electric refuse vehicle to Islington Council by Refuse Vehicle Solutions (RVS).

As part of Islington Council’s response to climate change, the former Dennis Elite 6 vehicle is one of many that will be retrofitted with electrical capabilities – marking a revolutionising breakthrough in the waste industry.

Cllr Rowena Champion, Islington Council’s Executive Member for Environment and Transport, said: “The climate emergency is a pressing issue, and it’s clear that urgent action is needed to ensure that present and future generations can live healthy, independent lives”.

“That is why the council has worked tirelessly to create a cleaner, greener, healthier borough. The ongoing electrification of our fleet is a key aspect of our ambitions to create a net-zero carbon borough by the year 2030”.

“The unveiling of Islington’s first retrofitted electric vehicle is a symbol of our innovative, forward-thinking approach to tackling the climate emergency. We have been able to work positively with Refuse Vehicle Solutions on this project, which will help bring cleaner air to Islington’s streets”.

TPPL’s Director of Operations, Mick Martin also commented on Islington’s new vehicle: “We are delighted that TPPL were able to facilitate Islington Council via our PCR 2015 compliant framework to procure the first-ever refurbished and repowered electric twin pack refuse vehicle. This is a positive step forward in reducing carbon emissions across the waste collection industry, and helping the UK reach its 2050 net-zero emissions target”.

With an advanced battery pack system that is designed specifically for the needs of these types of vehicles, RVS provides a perfect solution for those looking to reduce their carbon footprint.

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