A Breath of Fresh Air for Fleets

A Breath of Fresh Air for Fleets

In an exclusive interview with Fleet News, the leading authority on all things fleet management, Aldercote, a UK manufacturer of access platforms, unveils their groundbreaking E-Drive system. This innovative technology promises to revolutionise the industry by offering a cleaner, more efficient, and altogether superior alternative to traditional power take-off (PTO) systems. Let’s delve into the details and discover how E-Drive is poised to make a significant impact on the way fleets operate.

Reduced Emissions, Increased Efficiency

Traditional van-mounted access platforms rely on idling engines to power their hydraulic systems, resulting in wasted fuel and harmful emissions. Aldercote’s innovative E-Drive system tackles this issue with a self-charging electric solution.

E-Drive Advantages:

  • Compared to PTO systems, E-Drive uses significantly less energy, reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by up to 1.5 tonnes annually.
  • E-Drive boasts faster operation, smoother movement, and quieter functionality – all without sacrificing power.
  • The system utilizes readily available lead-acid batteries that recharge during travel, eliminating the need for external power sources. It also minimizes energy waste by pressurizing only the necessary oil for specific movements. This reduces heat generation, extending component lifespan and lowering maintenance costs.
  • E-Drive is compatible with both conventional and fully electric vans, adapting to the evolving automotive landscape.

Benefits Beyond the Bottom Line:

  • The quiet operation of E-Drive creates a more pleasant work experience for operators.
  • Reduced emissions contribute to cleaner air quality in urban areas.

Positive User Experience:

Fleets using E-Drive report numerous benefits, including increased productivity, improved operator experience, and overall reliability. Openreach, a satisfied customer, describes the switch to E-Drive as a “breath of fresh air.”

Available Options:

Aldercote offers E-Drive as part of their VZ van-mounted platform range (13.7m to 18.3m height) and the newly launched CZ pick-up mounted platform range (14.1m to 16.2m height). For existing platforms, E-Drive mounts are available separately.

Investing in a sustainable future, Aldercote’s E-Drive system makes access platforms cleaner, more efficient, and better for everyone.

Read the full article here: https://www.fleetnews.co.uk/news/electric-access-platform-cuts-co2-and-improves-productivity

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