'Engine Stop Start' Technology Now Available From RVS
We are delighted to announce that we have teamed up with Effenco Hybrid Solutions of Montreal, Canada to bring their patented ‘Engine Stop Start’ Hybrid System to the UK. RVS is the first distributor of Effenco’s technology outside North America.
25% Average Fuel Savings
The savings and environmental benefits offered by Effenco’s Stop Start system are impressive and it can be fitted to most types of truck offering average fuel savings of 25% per vehicle. The technology is in operation across North America and is proving to be a big success, so we are very excited to be able to bring this state of the art technology to our customers.
Colin Ryan, Effenco’s CEO: “RVS is a great business led by people who approach the market the way we do, with a customer-first approach and a focus on execution. While we are very pleased with our technology’s performance, we need flawless service on the ground in the UK to meet the expectations of the market. RVS is one of the few companies in the UK who can get it done at the right time and price.”
No delay in re-start and acceleration
Refuse vehicles spend more than 50% of their operating time and consume 25% of the fuel when the vehicle is immobile. Effenco’s ‘Engine Stop-Start’ system works by automatically turning the engine off when the truck is immobile and supplying alternative power to auxiliary systems such as bin lifts. Hydraulic energy harvested from braking and topped up if needed with engine power is used to restart the engine. Furthermore, the transmission remains engaged while the engine is off so there is no delay in re-start and acceleration.
Carbon footprint per truck is reduced by up to 28 tonnes per year.
Benoit Lacroix, Effenco’s Vice President of Marketing & Sales explains why the company is targeting the UK: “Based on our hybrid systems’ fuel savings performance in North America, it made sense to offer it in the UK where the desired environmental benefits will come with higher returns due to higher fuel costs.”
Suitable for new or used vehicles
We can retro-fit the system to used vehicles or it can be installed to new vehicles. It comprises 4 robust, hydraulic and electric assemblies mounted onto the chassis rails and has been successfully installed on a wide range of vehicles including Mercedes and Volvo chassis, as well as Heil, McNeilus and other refuse bodies. It can be adapted to virtually any truck configuration.
Our trials with private waste operators here in the UK have confirmed potential fuel savings so much so that we have already received our first order. Contact us now to book our demonstration vehicle, coming soon, and see for yourself how well the system works. Click here for more information
If you need a vehicle to cover any shortfall in capacity, purchasing a re-manufactured or quality used vehicle can be a much more cost efficient solution. Call us to find out if we have any suitable vehicles in stock.
RVSL is the leading provider of high quality re-manufactured refuse vehicles to local authorities and the private sector. From full or partial body re-manufacturing to the provision of a complete vehicle, RVS can source any make or model of refuse vehicle. RVS stocks a comprehensive range of new and quality used spare parts, as well as vehicle safety equipment, lighting and on-board weighing systems.
Please call RVS on 01453 899 131 to discuss your individual requirements or visit www.rvsl.co.uk to view our stock of vehicles.