CTS’ second Renault E-Tech refuse truck, leaves RHCV’s depot.

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The second Renault E-Tech D Wide 26-tonne refuse collection vehicle (eRCV) for CTS Hire has left RH Commercial Vehicles’ (RHCV) depot. The truck is the second of two vehicles for their hire fleet.

Municipal vehicle hire company CTS Hire joined forces with RHCV to add two vehicles to their fleet allowing councils and vehicle operators to access eRCV technology on short-term hire for the first time.

RHCV supplied CTS Hire with two Renault E-Tech D Wide electric rear-steer chassis which have been paired with the Dennis Eagle OL21 bodies and Terberg Xtra bin lifts. The trucks are powered by 4x 66kW lithium batteries, which are located in the wheelbase.

An ideal feature of the E-Tech range is easy charging. The vehicles feature charging ports compatible with AC and DC charging. Its 4 modes allow charging from 22kW to 150kW. In fast charge (DC), the vehicles can reach 100% in less than two hours, or overnight on a conventional industrial outlet and adapts to all situations.

Further, thanks to their zero tailpipe emissions, the Renault Trucks E-Tech D Wide is qualified to operate in Low Emission Zones (LEZ), and Ultra Low Emission Zones (ULEZ).

Windows in the lower section of the nearside slam door aid driver vision and it is also an extremely quiet vehicle. These measures make the vehicles perfect for operation in urban areas with reduced noise pollution and considerations for the safety of pedestrians, cyclists and other road users.

Bob Sweetland, Managing Director, CTS Hire commented, “We are delighted to receive our second Renault Trucks E-Tech eRCV. The first vehicle has proven popular with our customers. This additional vehicle will give even more of our customers the opportunity to incorporate an electric refuse truck into their day-to-day operations for as long as they wish, enabling them to carry out a more thorough evaluation of this new technology.”

Paul Pearson, Commercial Director, RHCV commented, “The second eRCV gives even more opportunity to showcase the advancement and reliability of the Renault Trucks E-Tech range.

“As our Nottingham depot is an official Renault Trucks EV service and repairing dealer, we can really become a leading supplier of electric vehicles”



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Notes to Editors:

RHCV is the one-stop shop for commercial vehicle sales, rentals, parts, servicing, and repair of vehicles from 3.5 tonnes to 44 tonnes. They are an official Vertellus partner and licensee for sustainable contract hire. They are test station approved, run DVSA tachograph centres and run 24-hour breakdown recovery with fully equipped vans and skilled operators. Each workshop has an extensive parts department. The Nottingham depot has a state-of-the-art paint shop and is an official Renault Trucks service and repair depot.

CTS Hire is the municipal vehicle rental division of contract hire and fleet management company Specialist Fleet Services Ltd (SFS). CTS offers a wide range of high-quality, FORS, LEZ and DVS-compliant vehicles, featuring the latest technological and safety enhancements, supported by a 24/7 national mobile engineer and workshop network. The fleet includes 3.5t-26t Refuse Collection Vehicles (RCV), specialist recycling vehicles, caged tippers, hook loaders and skip loaders, all available for short to long-term hire including contract hire options.

Media Contact:

RHCV: Grace Pells, 01156 979 547, 07468 729 204 or email: grace.pells@rhcv.co.uk

CTS Hire: Clare Summers Tel: 07771 524596 Email: clare@summersmarketing.com


CTS's second Renault E-Tech leaves RHCV's depot

CTS’s second Renault E-Tech leaves RHCV’s depot


CTS's second Renault E-Tech leaves RHCV's depot

CTS’s second Renault E-Tech leaves RHCV’s depot


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