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EMR taking serious steps towards full e-mobility

UK metal recycler EMR has placed an order with JCB for 50 electric forklifts to handle non-ferrous metals and end-of-life vehicles.

JCB says the deal is worth more than £3 million (EUR 3.5 million) and is its biggest UK order for electric equipment. EMR recycles over eight million tonnes of metals and plastics each year and the new JCB Teletruk models replace an existing fleet of diesel models.

‘The switch to JCB electric Teletruks is one of a number of significant steps we have taken to reduce the carbon intensity of our business, on our journey to be carbon net-zero by 2040,’ says Giles Mogg, EMR’s regional commercial manager. ‘They are fantastic, productive machines that will make a positive difference to our fleet.’

The JCB 30-19E and 35-22E electric Teletruks are part of a new generation in the JCB E-TECH range. The forward reach electric forklifts feature a unique telescopic boom and are capable of an eight-hour shift on a single charge. A small turning circle and single side-loading capability are claimed to make them more productive on materials handling work, both inside and outdoors.

The 35-22E has a max lift capacity of 3.50 tonnes and a maximum lift height of 4m. At 2m, lift capacity is 2.22 tonnes. The 30-19E model can lift up to three tonnes with a maximum lift height of 4m. Lift capacity is 1.90 tonnes at 2m.

E-trucks to supply Tata Steel

Meanwhile in the Netherlands EMR has introduced an electric truck to carry scrap from their yard in Amsterdam to nearby Tata Steel in IJmuiden. The e-truck has a range of 300 km per charge. Thanks to the battery capacity of the new truck, it can carry out four transports between EMR Amsterdam and Tata Steel without having to recharge.

EMR aims to operate CO2 neutral around 2040 and all company cranes, forklifts and commercial vehicles will be electric.

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