Since September 2022, waste from Parisians in the 13th arrondissement has been collected by 100% electric dump trucks to reduce CO2 emissions and noise pollution. Sepur, an expert in waste collection and management, has moved ahead of the objectives set out in the specifications to accelerate the capital’s ecological transition.
A new 100% electric Renault Trucks fleet to collect waste in Paris 13th
Since September 22, 2022, the garbage cans of the inhabitants of the 13th arrondissement of Paris have been collected by 100% electric dump trucks, Renault Trucks E-Tech D Wide, to meet the objectives of reducing the carbon footprint and combating climate change set out in the Paris Climate Plan. With these new electric skips, local residents will benefit from a better quality of life with less CO2 emissions and a sharp drop in noise pollution.
Sepur, partner of the City of Paris for sustainable collections
The mayor of Paris has entrusted the collection of household waste from the 13th arrondissement of the capital to Sepur because of its commitments in terms of green mobility. The company has indeed exceeded the requirements of the specifications to propose the circulation of a fleet of 100% electric vehicles to ensure the collection of waste.
This large-scale contract bears witness to Sepur’s full commitment to sustainable mobility. Indeed, to collect waste from the 180,000 inhabitants of the 13th arrondissement of Paris daily, Sepur is commissioning a fleet of 18 electric trucks. These trucks were specially purchased by Sepur from its partners Renault Trucks and Semat. The trucks will ensure around a hundred collections per week, which is equivalent to 21 tons of CO2 emissions avoided compared to collections that would have been carried out by CNG motorization.
“The 18 dump trucks built by Renault Trucks and equipped by Semat are equipped with a powerful electric motor to cover long distances, up to 90 km, compared to 40 to 60 km with the old models”explains Philippe Crassous, Equipment and Purchasing Director at Sepur.
Sepur, the company that drives green for communities
With this new 100% electric collection contract, Sepur is anticipating the decisions of the European Commission, which has decided to ban thermal and hybrid engines in light vehicles from 2035.
The company is pursuing an ambitious policy for the ecological transition of all of its professional and collection vehicles. “It’s in our DNA to offer the most sustainable mobility possible to communities. Since 2014, we have been transforming our fleet to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. We have set ourselves the goal of using zero diesel for all of our collections by 2025,” says Youri Ivanov, Chairman of Sepur.
Sepur press release.