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Trash Gordon arrives in Nottingham

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Two new electric bin lorries, the first off the global production line to be purpose-built electric, as opposed to retrofitted former diesel models, are to form part of Nottingham City Council?s target to be the UK?s first carbon neutral city by 2028. The vehicles were named by the Nottingham public ? as Trash Gordon and Binderella.

The lorries are expected to save the taxpayer ?32,000 per year in running costs and reduce carbon dioxide emissions in the city by 52 tonnes per year.

The vehicles, manufactured by Dennis Eagle and supplied to Nottingham City Council by Terberg Matec UK, have been returning to the depot each day with 40% charge remaining. 

Photo: Nottingham City Council

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Journal title: Energy World

Subjects: Electric vehicles

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