Waste management company Biffa has ordered the conversion of ten diesel refuse trucks to electric powertrains in partnership with Lunaz.
The move aligns with Biffa’s commitment to reducing emissions by 50% by 2030 and discontinuing fossil-fuelled truck purchases by 2030.
A recent testing programme took place in major urban centres, including Milton Keynes and Manchester, where the electric refuse trucks operated alongside their conventional diesel counterparts.
The successful tests paved the way for Biffa’s initial order of 26-tonne upcycled electric vehicles, estimated to save up to 210 tonnes in embedded carbon.
David Lorenz, Founder of Lunaz, said: “Seeing our trucks enter service with Biffa, the UK’s largest operator in the waste management sector, is irrefutable proof of their reliability, capability and durability, and a clear demonstration that electric power is both technically and commercially viable in this demanding application.”