CTS Hire takes delivery of its second Renault E-Tech D Wide 26-tonne

Will Shiers
January 30, 2023

Municipal vehicle hire company CTS Hire has added a second Renault Trucks E-Tech D Wide 26-tonne refuse collection vehicle (eRCV) to its fleet.

The 6x2 rear-steer truck, which has been fitted with a Dennis Eagle OL21 body and Terberg Xtra bin lift, has once again been supplied by RH Commercial Vehicles (RHCV).

It is powered by four 66kW lithium batteries, mounted on the chassis, and is both AC and DC compatible, allowing charging from 22kW to 150kW. Using a conventional industrial outlet in can be charged overnight, or in fast charge can reach 100% in two hours. It features a window in the lower portion of the passenger door, improving the safety of vulnerable road users.

Bob Sweetland, MD, CTS Hire said: “We are delighted to receive our second Renault Trucks E-Tech eRCV. The first vehicle has proven popular with our customers. This additional vehicle will give even more of our customers the opportunity to incorporate an electric refuse truck into their day-to-day operations for as long as they wish, enabling them to carry out a more thorough evaluation of this new technology.”

Paul Pearson, commercial director at RHCV commented: “The second eRCV gives even more opportunity to showcase the advancement and reliability of the Renault Trucks E-Tech range.

“As our Nottingham depot is an official Renault Trucks EV service and repairing dealer, we can really become a leading supplier of electric vehicles.”

CTS Hire is the municipal vehicle rental division of contract hire and fleet management company Specialist Fleet Services Ltd (SFS). It offers a wide range of FORS, LEZ and DVS-compliant vehicles, including 3.5- to 26-tonne RCVs.

  • Renault Trucks will be exhibiting at this year’s Road Transport Expo, which takes place at Stoneleigh NAEC on June 28-30. It’s FREE to attend, and registrations are now open.

About the Author


Will Shiers

Will Shiers has held an HGV licence since the age of 21, and has been writing about commercial vehicles for the past 25 years. He started his career as technical editor on Motor Transport, before taking on the editorship of Truck & Driver. Since 2011 he has been the editor of industry leading weekly publication Commercial Motor. Will is the UK jury member of the International Truck of the Year.

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