An electric waste collection truck will be trialled in Eindhoven and Geldrop-Mierlo from the beginning of next year.
Refuse collection company Cure will use a truck manufactured by Eindhoven-based VDL, while TNO research institute will examine the trial’s progress.
The truck is able to collect waste for 4 hours uninterrupted. Cure will install fast charging stations, which can charge a truck in 35 minutes. This means the truck can be used for a full day, with additional charging during a break.
According to Cure, waste trucks as they are currently used are contributing to pollution due to frequent stopping and driving many short distances. The electric truck will reduce CO2 emissions and is also much quieter.
“We want to keep the quality of life in our collection areas as high as possible. This requires innovative solutions. We have previously invested in hydrogen-powered trucks that are currently in use in the Eindhoven area. We are looking forward to gaining experience in the use of electric-powered waste collection”, Cure’s Frans van Strijp said.
Translation: Nicola W