News reaches Tachoblog that the UK’s first all electric truck snow plough is ready for action.
As it’s August, those of us not living near Vic H – see the last two View From The Cab posts – will be (hopefully) enjoying some sun and warmth but thinking ahead, Birmingham-based building maintenance firm Drewmark Building Services Ltd has purchased an Alke ATX280E all-electric truck that can be fitted with a gritter and snow plough.
The Alke has been bought as part of Drewmark’s contract to maintain the facilities of a leading utility company.
With long range forecasts already predicting that this year’s winter will be even worse than the last three, Drewmark has taken full advantage of the electric truck’s versatile attachments; purchasing a snow plough and gritter.
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Speaking to Tachoblog, Robert Pinches of Drewmark said, “We wanted an electric truck because it is more energy efficient and better for the environment.
“However, it was vital for us that we could still deliver a high-quality service to our client, all year round.
“The capability to fit a snow plough and gritter ensures we can deal with pretty much anything Mother Nature throws at us during wintertime.”
The Alke vehicle is the first all-electric snow plough/gritter available on the UK market. Drewmark Building Services Ltd purchased the Alke ATX280E from ePower Trucks.
The truck has a range of up to 50 miles on a single charge and is fully road legal. The flat bed can carry a 1,000kg payload and the versatile vehicle can tow up to 3,000kg.
Jerry Hanss, Managing Director of ePower Trucks, told Tachoblog, “Utility trucks are by nature workhorses that have to deal with extremes of terrain and environment.
“With our product, UK maintenance companies and contractors can weather-proof their operations while enjoying all the cost and carbon-saving benefits of electric vehicles.”