Bakers Waste Services Ltd trial 1st fully electric Trade Refuse Vehicle in Leicester
- Positive driver feedback for e-One Electric Refuse Vehicle on 3-day trial
- First steps towards a Zero-Net operating fleet; zero-emissions, zero-noise
- Circular charging through solar panels at Bakers Waste head offices
Bakers Waste Services Ltd is delighted to take further steps towards a sustainable future this week through trialing an e-One electric refuse vehicle, the 1st fully electric trade refuse vehicle for the company.
Powered by lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries, which in turn are powered by solar panels situated on the roof of Bakers Waste’s head offices; the e-One Electric Refuse Vehicle offers the waste industry a circular alternative to carrying waste materials. As the drive for cleaner air ramps up across the UK, manufacturers continue to pioneer new technology such as this, in aid of a net-zero carbon future through zero-emissions, and Zero-noise vehicles.
With a fleet of over 60 vehicles operating across Leicester, Leicestershire, and Rutland, Milton Keynes, Bedford, Northamptonshire, and the wider Midlands area there is massive scope for our carbon footprint to be reduced further, and we (Bakers Waste) are extremely excited to be apart of an industry-wide shift towards net-zero fleet operations.
The team has acquired this trial vehicle for only a short period, but in this time, we have already received overwhelmingly positive feedback from our drivers on the vehicles’ performance and zero noise. Equipped with all the usual specifications of the Bakers Waste trade refuse vehicles such as bin weighing systems, cyclist warnings, and 5 camera DVR systems, the vehicle is identical to any other but for its non-existent threat to our environment and eco-systems.
Everybody at Bakers Waste is enthused by the positive impact this technology could have on implementing a greener, cleaner future for generations to come.
Andy Yates, Fleet & Compliance Manager, had this to say: I am extremely proud to be heading up a fleet department that is given the licence to be forward-thinking in its approach and therefore, begin to build an operating fleet that will be fit for purpose for the foreseeable future. As new fleet technology is developed, we (Bakers Waste) are always aspiring to be ahead of the curve, and this is another demonstration of that; not only are we looking for the best vehicles on the market in terms of performance, but also the most environmentally friendly and carbon neutral.
Richard Jeffery, General Manager – Commercial & Sustainability added: Since joining the business in early 2021 I noticed a mutual enthusiasm for all things circular throughout every site, department, and member of the team. Today this enthusiasm has begun to be matched with real action, starting at one of the most pivotal points within the organisation for carbon offsetting. And this is only the start; the team and I are looking forward to being able to share more sustainability development plans with you soon, which most certainly match the unprecedented passion we have here for making the world a greener, and more sustainable place.