As a part of their commitment to reducing emissions by 50% by 2030, Biffa, one of the leading waste management companies in the UK, has signed an agreement with Lunaz, an EV conversion business, to convert no less than 10 of their 26-tonne garbage trucks to electric.
The electrified rubbish trucks are set to make deliveries later this year, and the converted trucks will operate on both municipal and commercial routes. Biffa, which has already reduced emissions by 70% since 2002, states that it will stop purchasing fossil-fueled trucks as soon as possible.
The transport sector's efforts to restrict the planet to a 1.5°C increase will heavily depend on heavy vehicle conversion solutions as trucks have extended lifespans. These solutions will be crucial for the sector to reduce emissions, and they must play a significant role in achieving its part of the agreement.
Electric vehicle conversions offer economic and viable replacement options for traditional gas-powered vehicles. Therefore, it is essential to encourage and support the development of such industries.
An EV charging station for truck fleets is a specialized station designed to cater to the larger power needs of a truck's batteries. These stations are typically located at depots or resting areas where drivers can stop and charge their vehicles during their journeys.
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