Eurocell to use solar technology on new MANs

07 October 2022 | David Young

Eurocell has upgraded part of its fleet with six MAN trucks featuring solar technology from Trailar

Eurocell to use solar technology on new MANs

The Derbyshire-based specialist in PVC-U recycling, collection and extrusion has taken delivery of the 7.5-tonne vehicles with solar mats fixed on the roof space and connected to the vehicle battery. The solar power generated will be used to power various onboard activities.

The trucks, acquired on a five-year full-service contract hire basis from Asset Alliance Group, will be based at Eurocell's depot in Selby for use nationwide. The solar fleet is expected to save more than nine tonnes of CO2 and 3,500 litres of diesel a year.

Other features include a sleeper cab, tail-lift and an onboard weighing system to improve efficiencies for the Eurocell Recycle arm of the business.

Ian Philpott, Capex and Affiliates procurement manager at Eurocell, said the business chose to work with Asset Alliance Group because of "good lead times, competitive pricing and a comprehensive service and support package".

Simon Bird, national account manager at Asset Alliance Group, added: "Eurocell were running with a mixture of rental vehicles previously, so this was an opportunity for them to upgrade and benefit from better fuel consumption, smart solar transport technology and sleeper cabs."