Magtec, the UK’s largest supplier of electric vehicle drive systems, has successfully re-powered a refuse collection vehicle at the end of its normal working life with an electric motor.

With facilities in Rotherham and Sheffield, the firm has worked in partnership with the Royal Borough of Greenwich and DG Cities to test the viability of the technology and make the economic case for repowering heavy commercial vehicles.

Simon Buckley, programme director at Magtec, said: “The refuse vehicle is a perfect example of a vehicle that should be electrified as it has a known duty cycle and runs in residential areas where people are most at risk from air quality and noise pollution issues. The vehicles will also offer significant fuel and monetary savings to the operator.”

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