Dutch company Emoss took part in last week's Freight in the City Expo in London, displaying an MAN rigid converted to full electric operation.

Last month the company said it intended to use the expo as a springboard into the UK market, which it turned its attention to following London’s plans to introduce an Ultra Low Emission Zone in 2019.

It reported growing UK interest for electric trucks in fields as diverse as an urban artic, operating as a mobile consolidation hub, to a 7.5-tonner for aircraft toilet emptying.

Based on rigid chassis spanning from 7.5 tonnes GVW through to 28 tonnes GVW, the conversions can be made to any make of truck, either straight from the factory or as a retrofit option on older fleet vehicles.

Emoss has also developed a range-extender for a 50-tonne tractor unit giving it a range between 900km and 1,000km.