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The e-One: Revolutionising Waste Management for a Sustainable Future

Providing innovative, cost-effective, and dependable waste management solutions has always been at the heart of what we do. When we joined forces with Emoss in 2020, our mission was clear; to continue to deliver on our 'complete refuse vehicle solution' promise, whilst helping the waste industry towards achieving its sustainability targets. This Earth Day, we’re taking a moment to reflect on how the e-One Electric Conversion is revolutionising waste management for a sustainable future. 

Reduced Emissions

Classed as HGVs, refuse vehicles stand out as significant contributors to greenhouse gas emissions within the UK, making them a primary focus for electrification efforts. With Emoss’ pioneering EV battery technology, we’re able to revolutionise the traditional RCV. Conversion eliminates the production of harmful pollutants during operation, whilst our refurbishment restores the vehicle to like-new condition. This not only extends the lifecycle but also reduces emissions associated with new vehicle manufacture, further mitigating environmental impact.

Quieter Collections

Traditional RCVs rely on fuel combustion, an inherently noisy process, which is further amplified by the engine's mechanical components. In contrast, the e-One operates on electromagnetic fields, significantly reducing the number of internal moving parts. The absence of pistons, crankshafts, and exhaust systems, for example, minimises friction and mechanical noise, making for a smooth and virtually silent operation. The reduction in noise pollution is not only beneficial for residents but for the preservation of wildlife habitats and ecosystems, too.  

Increased Efficiency

The e-One incorporates advanced technologies, such as route analysis with integrated battery statistics, and smart route planning tools, to boost operational efficiency and streamline collection routes. Additionally, its regenerative braking systems capture energy during braking, which is then utilised to recharge the battery, further enhancing the vehicle's sustainability and energy efficiency.

Emoss’ modular battery systems prioritise longevity and sustainability. Utilising lithium iron phosphate (LFP) technology, these batteries offer high thermal stability, with minimal State of Health (SOH) degradation over a decade of use. The modular design allows for easy replacement of individual components, ensuring efficient maintenance without the need for a complete battery overhaul. By avoiding the use of cobalt, this system addresses environmental and ethical concerns associated with alternative battery technologies.

Lower Operational Costs

Whilst initial investments in electrification may exceed that of traditional diesel RCVs, the e-One presents significant long-term savings. The cost of conversion typically falls below the expense of purchasing a new electric vehicle, and with fewer internal moving parts, the e-One requires less maintenance, minimising vehicle downtime and associated costs. In addition, electricity tends to be less expensive than fuel, translating to lower operational costs across the vehicle’s lifetime.

Our recent collaboration with leading e-fleet solutions provider, VEV, marks an exciting new chapter in our mission to revolutionise waste management. The launch of our eRCV pilot programme will showcase the significant emissions and noise-reducing benefits of the e-One, as well as prove the feasibility of transitioning fleets to electric.

We are proud to be at the forefront of the fleet electrification movement, helping the waste industry towards achieving its sustainability targets, and collectively progressing towards a cleaner, more sustainable future.

For more information about the e-One Electric Conversion, contact us on 01453 899 131 or via sales@rvsl.co.uk.

Learn more about Emoss here.

Learn more about our collaboration with VEV here.

The e-One: Revolutionising Waste Management for a Sustainable Future