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FCC distinguished for its electric waste collection truck at the 2nd edition of the Best Practices in Sustainable Mobility Awards

08/09/2014

FCC distinguished for its electric waste collection truck at the 2nd edition of the Best Practices in Sustainable Mobility Awards


FCC has been distinguished at the Best Practices in Sustainable Mobility Awards, organised by Renault España, through its Renault Foundation for Sustainable Mobility and Club de Excelencia en Sostenibilidad

FCC distinguished for its electric waste collection truck at the 2nd edition of the Best Practices in Sustainable Mobility Awards

The awards had the support of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment via the Biodiversity Foundation.

Juan Béjar, FCC Vice-chairman and CEO, received the award from Isabel García Tejerina, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Environment, in the Large Company category and for the project entitled "New generation plug-in electric-hybrid waste trucks", for which the company has mass produced a hybrid vehicle that performs waste collection services fully in electric mode. This provides energy savings of 40% compared with conventional waste collection vehicles, releases zero atmospheric emissions, and causes minimum noise pollution, with the result that it can be used at night.

Exclusive FCC technology

This technology, which is exclusive to FCC, is very significant as it is the most advanced technology available for waste collection services and is the result of more than six years of research.

Around 40 hybrid-electric waste collection vehicles (side- and rear-loading) are currently operational, with a maximum carrying capacity of 15 tonnes of waste. These vehicles are also equipped with water spraying mechanisms for use in street cleaning. The new generation of trucks, whose prototypes are already completed, will have a maximum carrying capacity of 37 tonnes of waste.

These awards aim to highlight the most notable initiatives being executed by large companies, SMEs and public administrations to promote and develop sustainable mobility in Spanish cities.