Pegasus Skip Hire became the first operator of a Volvo electric skiploader in the UK after it swooped on a zero-tailpipe emission FE Electric.

The truck will be used to deliver and collect skips to a customer base that stretches across the West Midlands.

It has been mounted with Multilift skiploader bodywork and is powered by two electric motors, generating a peak torque of 850 Nm.

Tony Hall, Pegasus Skip Hire director, said: “As a business we strive to be as environmentally friendly as possible and are always looking at innovative ways to help us achieve our sustainability ambitions.

“We were fortunate enough to be invited to Sweden to test out the electric fleet and were hugely impressed by the quality of the vehicles, and the fact that Volvo Trucks already has a full range of electric trucks available to order.”

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