First electric recycling truck in Wales introduced in Conwy!

AN EV recycling vehicle was unveiled in North Wales this week, the first of its kind in the whole country. In attendance were Councillor Geoff Stewart, Janet Finch-Saunders MS, Councillor Goronwy Edwards and Geraint Edwards, Head of ERF at Conwy County Borough Council. The move represents a significant step in reducing CO2 emissions in the county, with Mrs Finch-Saunders MS saying she "hoped to see more of these vehicles rolled out" in the region.

The Aberconwy MS, who is Shadow Minister for Climate Change, added: "It was amazing to see this new state-of-the-art electric vehicle in action. North Wales Pioneer: The vehicle is the first of its kind in Wales.The vehicle is the first of its kind in Wales. "This fully electric truck is the first of its kind in Wales and it is incredibly exciting to see it work as effectively and efficiently as its traditional petrol and diesel powered counterparts.

"With an increasing number of residents and businesses switching to electric power, it is clear to see that the green vehicle revolution continues to power change right across our country, and I am delighted that the Local Authority has followed suit. "I hope to see more of these vehicles as they are rolled out across Wales, as we all consider our own environmental footprint and look to limit CO2 emissions and combat climate change." Cllr Geoff Stewart, Conwy County Borough Council's Cabinet Member for Neighbourhood and the Environment, said: "We're delighted to be at the forefront of using this new technology.

As a Council, we're committed to tackling climate change. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from our fleet vehicles is a key part of achieving net zero by 2030." MORE: Porsche drivers revving it up for renal care at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd

The Deputy Minister for Climate Change with responsibility for Transport, Lee Waters said: "We have worked with Conwy council to blaze a trail in being the first council in the UK to operate a battery powered recycling collection vehicle of this kind.

"In accelerating our journey towards a circular economy we are decarbonising the collection and recycling service by switching from fossil fuel powered vehicles to ultra-low emission vehicles.

"These vehicles will play an important role in delivering on our commitment for public sector fleets to be net zero by 2030."