CCF launches 27-tonne zero-emission vehicle in London delivery fleet 16 April 2021

CCF has worked in collaboration with Electra, to launch what they call the UK’s first 27-tonne curtainside battery electric vehicle (BEV), with 287kWh traction batteries.

The brand-new 27 tonne 6x2 rigid is the product of three years of development driven forward by CCF, part of the Travis Perkins plc Group. The BEV has been manufactured and supplied by Electra. It is intended to complete zero-emission customer deliveries across west and central London from CCF’s branch in Harmondsworth.

With a charge time of up to seven hours, the BEV has the capacity to cover up to 120 miles on a full charge. The CCF vehicle has been awarded a five-star rating under the London Direct Vision Standards, and has been fitted with a sensor system to alert the driver to the presence of vulnerable road users, an audible vehicle manoeuvring alarm, and a five-way camera monitoring system. Onboard weighing scales, telematics and vehicle tracking will also be used to monitor the BEV’s energy use in real time.

Ben Smith, managing director of Electra, said that the vehicle’s on-board chargers are suitable for any 32/63 amp supply, which means it can be charged from any site with a three-phase power supply. He added that the company has an end-of-life strategy in place for all of its batteries from the vehicles in energy storage.

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