The zero-emissions, all-electric refuse collection vehicle will be deployed on Thornton’s extensive operations in Dublin and the surrounding areas.
The 27-tonne, 6x2 eRCV is highly manoeuvrable thanks to its narrow body and chassis with rear-steer, making it ideal for busy and cluttered urban environments as well as narrow rural lanes with tight access.
And its exceptionally quiet operation means it causes minimal intrusion in noise-sensitive environments where people live and work.
The proud owners said the eCollect will be the most environmentally-friendly vehicle in their fleet and described it as a significant milestone in their commitment to sustainability and reducing their carbon footprint.
Thorntons Recycling CEO Gary Brady said: “We are thrilled to introduce our new electric-powered waste collection vehicle. We are committed to reducing our environmental impact and providing sustainable waste management solutions for our customers. This new vehicle is a key part of our ongoing efforts and investment to create a cleaner, healthier future for all.”
Dennis Eagle Sales & Marketing Manager Lee Rowland said: “It’s great to see Thorntons Recycling so enthusiastic about the eCollect.
“The need for sustainability is spreading all the time and this truck not only makes environmental sense but also operational and commercial sense and it is generating a lot of interest in Ireland.”