Future Powertrains for Refuse Collection Vehicles

Funded by the Niche Vehicle Network, Mint Green delivered this innovative research study in conjunction with Canopy Simulations. Using a new representative drive cycle and dynamometer test data on real RCVs supplied by TfL and the LowCVP, the project team constructed a model RCV in an online simulator, and then modelled a range of alternative drive trains to determine the optimum option in terms of cost, weight and emissions.