EP AMP XL Supplied To Royal Albert Dock Liverpool for Waste Management

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In conjunction with B&M Waste Services ePowerTrucks has recently delivered an EP AMP XL with a custom trailer to the Royal Albert Dock in Liverpool.

The EP AMP XL is ideal for the Royal Albert Dock due to its small profile, great power and ample load capacity. It will be used around the large site by the maintenance team.

Are White Vans Going Green?

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Angled shot of x-cell vehicle

The Government recently confirmed that by 2030, all new light commercial vehicles (LCVs) sold must be fully electric. However, is ‘white van man’ ready to go green? A recent study by vehicle finance specialists Lombard found some surprising answers.

There is a perception that sole traders and small business owners, do not care about the environment, but Lombard’s research found the opposite. The company asked 500 van drivers about their environmental concerns and how they feel about electric LCVs.

Ready to switch?

Of those surveyed, 40% said that they will consider an electric van when they next look to replace their work vehicle. And one in five respondents said they actually feel guilty about driving a diesel van, because of its emissions. Alarmingly, only 20% said that their current vehicle would meet emissions standards for clean air zones and the London Ultra Low Emission Zone – these require diesel engines to meet the Euro 6 standard, and petrol-powered vans to meet Euro 4.

However, many van drivers felt that there were obstacles in their way to swapping a diesel van for an electric vehicle (EV). Almost half worried that there were not enough charging points, and four out of 10 were concerned about the range capabilities of an e-van. However, 65% travelled 50 miles or less per day – well within the capabilities of electric commercial vehicles. Furthermore, 47% felt that the purchase price of electric LCVs was too high.

Additionally, 58% of participants said a grant would help incentivise them to make the switch to an EV, while 38% said they were unaware of Government and local grants to help companies transition to all-electric vans.

To read the full report, click here

Spreading the cost

If you are thinking about investing in electric light trucks or e-vans, ePower Trucks can help. We work with finance specialists to make it easier and more cost-effective to bring electric LCVs into your business.

Commercial electric vehicles help to cut your carbon footprint and reduce air pollution – and can also bring many financial benefits to businesses. There are grants, tax breaks and incentives to help you switch, as well as significantly reduced ‘fuel’ costs.

ePower Trucks offers one of the widest ranges of road-legal electric commercial vehicles in the UK.

As an independent business, we can recommend the best vehicle to meet your specific needs. This includes the popular Alke range as well as the X-Cell series of last-mile delivery vehicles.

Click here to view our full range of road-legal electric utility trucks:

https://www.epowertrucks.co.uk/product-category/road-legal-electric-vehicles/

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The Benefits Of Using Electric Street Sweepers

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Towns and cities across the UK have a huge task keeping on top of dropped rubbish, as well as pebbles, sand, and salt used during harsh winter weather. The problems presented to local authorities are also often something private businesses, retail parks, and industry have to contend with. The electric street sweeper is a compact and robust solution that delivers numerous benefits.

Significantly More Environmentally Friendly

An electric street sweeper is a significantly more environmentally friendly solution compared to diesel street sweepers. There is no fossil fuel combustion taking place in the vehicle’s engine, which results in no CO2 or nitrogen oxide emissions at the tailpipe.

This makes it the ideal vehicle for use in pedestrian zones and marketplaces around town and city centres and along busy roads, adding no polluting emissions.

Electric Street Sweepers Are Very Quiet

Electric vehicles create less noise and disturbance compared to the noisy running of a diesel engine. The near-silent operation can play a significant part in improving the quality of life for local residents and city centre workers.

Electric street sweepers can be used early in the morning or late in the evening, or at night. Residents are unlikely even to realise that a street vacuum cleaner or electric street sweeper is in use.

A further benefit and one that is often overlooked is less noise inside the driver’s cab. Whether the vehicle is in use for a few hours or an entire shift, a quiet cab is a comfortable work environment and one that your driver will thank you for.

A More Cost Effective Solution

Cost efficiency is critical for any fleet of vehicles, from utility vehicles to last-mile delivery vehicles and electric street sweepers. Cost efficiency typically falls into two areas; fuel costs and maintenance costs.

  • Fuel costs – The fuel costs per mile is less with an electric vehicle compared to diesel. Modern electric vehicles have high-density batteries that can store a vast amount of power and smart technologies that increase efficiency. Regenerative braking is one example, and this works as an alternator to capture braking energy and recharge the battery.
  • Maintenance costs – Maintenance costs are lower than those associated with diesel engines because there are fewer moving parts, filters, hoses, and fluids.

Reliable

Electric vehicle motors are incredibly reliable for the same reasons that the maintenance costs are negligible; fewer wearing parts, filters, hoses, and fluids. The driving experience is smooth and steady, with high levels of torque on hand. 

If you are looking for an electric street sweeper for your organisation, check out the Glutton Zen road-legal street sweeper.

For more information on the benefits of an electric street sweeper, please get in touch with our team on 0161 5096224.

 

 

Unsure What Type Of Electric Delivery Vehicle Is Right For You?

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Whether you are a fleet manager or a small business looking for a single delivery solution, choosing the right vehicles is absolutely essential. Most companies and local retailers search for an affordable, reliable, and practical vehicle, and electric delivery vehicles fulfil these three criteria.

From this point on, the right electric delivery truck differs for each business. You will need to determine your ideal range, payload, towing capacity, and cargo configuration (flatbed, box van, refrigerated, insulated). A garden centre making home deliveries may find a flatbed configuration most suitable, while a pizza company will need an insulated cargo box.

Known as EVs (electric vehicles) or BEVs (battery electric vehicles), the latest road legal electric vehicles offer an impressive range and top speeds, meeting the needs of most companies. The range and speed are combined with excellent torque and acceleration, making them highly adept on busy roads. Electric delivery vehicles have no manual gearbox to contend with, so the drivers love them for making the experience as convenient and easy as possible.

As a company looking to own electric delivery trucks, there are many advantages and benefits. Road legal electric vehicles are a sustainable solution and highly efficient with lower fuel costs and cost per mile compared to petrol and diesel trucks.

The lifetime cost is also lower, with fewer moving parts keeping regular maintenance and repairs significantly less than those needed for combustion-engined delivery trucks. There are no filters or belts to change at regular intervals, and EVs are less hard on their brakes, further reducing operating costs.

Producing zero emissions at the tailpipe, an electric vehicle does not pollute the air with CO2 or NOx, making them ideal for urban environments, town centres, and busy cities. They also give your business a socially conscious image, which many consumers consider when choosing who to buy a product or service from.

Electric delivery trucks are almost silent, making them perfect for quiet villages, where peace and serenity are part of daily life. Overall, they are more pleasant for everyone, from driver to customer.

So, which type of delivery vehicle is right for you?

Last mile delivery vehicles

Last mile delivery vehicles serve the surrounding region, often taking a product from a warehouse to a customer or from a retail unit/shop to a customer. The first range of last mile electric delivery vehicles from ePowerTrucks are compact utility vehicles that take on the persona of a miniaturised flatbed truck, with options to upgrade to a box cargo bed. These models include the X-CELL, X-CELL+, and X-CELL Pro+

Angled shot of x-cell vehicle

The X-CELL offers:

Range: 50 miles
Top speed: 25mph
Payload capacity: 500kg

X-Cell Road Legal Electric Utility Vehicle being driven

The X-CELL+ offers:

Range: 75 miles
Top speed: 50mph
Payload capacity: 500kg

x cell pro +

The X-CELL Pro offers:

Range: 120 miles
Top speed: 50mph
Payload capacity: 500kg

The next type of vehicle takes on the shape of a compact box van. Our range includes the ATX 310E, ATX320E, ATX330E, ATX340E, ATX ED, ATX340ED, and EP AMP X.

Alke ATX 310 E Electric Compact Utility Vehicle in a warehouse

The ATX 310E offers:

Range: 75 kilometres
Payload capacity: 620kg
Towing capacity: 2,000kg

 
Alke ATX 320 E Electric Compact Utility Vehicle on Small Road

The ATX320E offers:

Payload capacity: 635kg
Towing Capacity: 2,000kg

Alke ATX 330 E Electric Utility Vehicle

The ATX330E offers:

Payload capacity: 1.575kg
Towing Capacity: 4,500kg

A robust orange and black road legal electric truck

The ATX340E offers:

Range: 150 kilometres
Payload capacity: 1,630kg
Towing Capacity: 4,500kg

 
Electric vehicles 4 seats Alke on Road

The ATX340ED offers:

Cab: 4 people
Payload capacity: 1,450kg
Towing Capacity: 4,000kg

Black and yellow EP AMP 2 Seat Electric Vehicle

The EP AMP XL offers:

Range: 90 kilometres
Top speed: 50mph
Payload capacity: 400kg

Electric Refrigerated Trucks

Food delivery is hugely popular, particularly so since the start of the pandemic. Your business can make home deliveries with the X-CELL, X-CELL+, and X-CELL Pro+. The fourth option of an electric refrigerated van is the X-CEPP MICRO. This is a trike that gives you the economic benefits of a motorbike, but with your choice of the refrigerated cargo box with insulation or pick-up bay.

For assistance selecting the right delivery vehicles for your business or organisation, please contact our team on 0161 5096224.

Red X-Cell Road Legal Electric Utility Vehicle

The X-CELL MICRO offers:

Top speed: 25mph
Range: 55 miles
Payload capacity: 100kg or 250kg

Edwards Leisure Park Invests In 2 Glutton H20 Perfect Electric Street Cleaners

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Edwards Leisure & Caravan Park has invested in 2 all new electric Glutton Street Cleaning Vacuums for their North Wales Caravan Park.

The Glutton H₂O Perfect vacuum cleaner cleans and disinfects your venues. The Glutton® electric industrial vacuum has revolutionised the work of maintenance staff. The cleaning attendant has traded in his broom and his litter picker for a modern machine that allows them to reach higher standards while benefiting them with less stress and strain. 

Woodlands Resort Takes Delivery of 2 EP AMP XL Electric Utility Vehicles From ePowerTrucks

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Another 2 x EP Amps XL‘s delivered yesterday to the stunning Woodlands Glencoe Resort in Scotland.

These latest additions will add to their growing electric fleet used for maintenance and operations teams.



Being fully electric there is no noise or emissions which will ensure they are not disturbing the guests.

This utility vehicle is ideal for light work and as a general transport vehicle. A small profile makes it perfect for security details in congested areas such as parking garages, maintenance sites, and college campuses.

2nd Electric Shuttle Bus For Dyrham Park

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Dyrham Park has taken delivery of their 2nd electric wheelchair bus from ePowerTrucks.

The custom-made shuttle bus has been specially modified for the large National Trust site to accommodate a wheelchair and make the movement around the 270-acre site accessible for all.

The EP 14 electric shuttle bus was fitted with a custom ramp and a row of seats remove to accommodate space for the wheelchair.

ePowerTrucks EV Spotted In Westminster

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One of ePowerTrucks electric vehicles was used as part of the Ocean Hero campaign from WWF + Sky Ocean Rescue.

The X-Cell+ zero-emission electric vehicle was converted into a solar powered vegan ice cream truck.

The X-CELL+ is an all-electric compact utility vehicle that can travel up to 50 mph with a range of up to 50 miles and has an exceptional payload capacity of 500kg. This breakthrough van offers a zero-emission solution for services whose needs could only previously be fulfilled by diesel or petrol vehicles. Safe, dependable and low maintenance, it has multiple cargo bed configuration options.

The X-Cell is equipped with four-wheel disc and ABS brake system which provide consistent braking. The cabin structure is made from a re-inforced steel frame for increased protection.

The X-Cell’s battery pack is located at the bottom of the vehicle making the centre of gravity lower than any other similar vans in its class. The lower centre of gravity reduces the risk of rollover during emergency manoeuvres.

The roomy interior features many modern extras as standard, making its use for last mile delivery shiftwork, an attractive choice compared to similar vehicles. Its compact size makes it easy to manoeuvre and park easily in tight spaces.

Along with its low-cost operational savings, the X-Cell’s modular system design provides ease of access and simplifies maintenance, repair and component replacement time.

The Benefits Of Buying A Used Electric Vehicle

by OMS Admin

From mining operations to schools, hospitals, warehouses, and last mile delivery providers, sustainability, purchase and operating costs, and reliability are top priorities when looking for equipment and vehicles. New electric vehicles are undoubtedly reliable, a sustainable solution, and offer low operating costs, but the purchase price can put them out of the reach of many firms. However, used electric vehicles offer all of these benefits with a purchase price that is far more affordable.

Unlike electric and hybrid cars, commercial electric vehicles have been around for decades, which means there is a wide choice of used electric vehicles for sale, from nearly new down.

One of the most significant factors that attracted industry sectors to electric engines was their ability to operate indoors as well as outdoors. From the early morning, silent-running utility vehicles to non-choking electric platform trucks spawned the development of electric pedestrian vehicles, tow tugs, and the electric motor and battery technology that powers them.

With highly durable batteries developed over decades, used electric vehicles are a viable second-hand purchase for many types of business.

An Affordable Option

Brand new electric vehicles will save you money over the long term, but for some companies, the initial outlay falls outside the purchase price they would like. This makes used electric vehicles extremely popular, offering the benefits of new but without a price tag that will smash your budget.

Depending on the age, used electric vehicles can be offered at two-thirds, half, or even less than their original purchase price. Fewer components mean there is less that can go wrong, making used electric vehicles a safe and reliable bet. With fewer parts to wear, your future maintenance costs will also be less than a vehicle with a combustion engine.

However, the benefits of buying used electric vehicles go far beyond affordability, lower fuel bills, and reduced operating costs.

Great For The Environment

EVs are great for the environment and produce zero emissions. By not polluting their immediate surroundings, electric vehicles are an excellent choice for towns, cities, and indoor spaces. Air quality and purity are maintained, protecting the health of the general public, workers in warehouses, and patients in hospitals.

Choosing electric vehicles will also help the world tackle climate change. While electricity production may create emissions at power stations, these are more than 40% less than choosing diesel. As the UK adopts more green electricity-producing technologies, such as solar, wind, geothermal, and hydro, the impact of your used electric vehicles on the environment will be even less.

ePower Trucks has a used EV for sale for almost any task or industry. For help finding your next used electric vehicle, please call our team on 0161 509 6224.

How To Improve Your Last Mile Delivery Service

by OMS Admin

Last mile delivery is the final step in satisfying the customer’s order. However, this can be the riskiest part of the fulfilment process, with a chance of parcels going missing or not being delivered.

Final mile delivery is a vital part of any company and one that can differentiate you from your competitors. Get it right, and your brand image and orders will soar. Get it wrong and reputational damage will follow, causing a drop in revenue and profit.

The key to creating a fantastic last mile delivery experience is to meet the consumer’s expectations by offering choice, certainty, and convenience. So, how do you improve your last mile delivery service?

A Customer First Approach

A customer-first approach is essential for keeping operational costs under control. There are five parts of the puzzle that will enhance the efficiency and delivery success of your operations:

  1. Put the customer in charge of their delivery window – By allowing the customer to pick their delivery date and time window when they place their order, they are more likely to consider when they or another household member will be at home. Choosing the delivery window coupled with regular updates will increase the chances of first-time success and keep your last mile delivery costs down.
  2. Confirm the delivery before loading parcels onto last mile delivery vehicles – When a customer changes their delivery date or delivery address while the package is en-route, the chances of the parcel getting lost increase.
  3. Introduce a tracking system – Visibility is an essential part of last mile logistics, particularly in a warehouse facility. Introducing a scanning system to monitor all items that will make up the final parcel ensures parts of the order do not go astray, leading to incomplete deliveries.
  4. Deliver from stores – Customers expect quick delivery, and you must compete with retail giants, such as Amazon, who offer same-day delivery. You can reduce delivery time by introducing deliveries direct from the store, minimising the distance between the customer and the distribution centre. Vehicle capacity can also be a problem for some businesses, and by moving fulfillment to stores, you can better manage your resources and satisfy the needs of each geographical location.
  5. Offer real-time visibility – Customers expect to see where their parcel is on delivery day. Offering real-time visibility during the last mile delivery not only meets these expectations but helps to ensure the individual does not nip out right when your driver arrives at their doorstep.

Let Your Electric Vehicles Do The Work

Last mile logistics can be tricky and costly to manage. You can reduce your operational costs by letting electric last mile delivery vehicles do the work. EVs are less expensive to run than vehicles powered by traditional combustion engines.

Your fuel costs will drop, and maintenance needs are less demanding, with fewer engine parts. Electric final mile delivery vehicles will also help you meet your environmental goals with zero emissions.

To enquire about adding electric last mile delivery vehicles to your fleet, please call our support team on 0161 509 6224.

How To Choose The Right Electric Tow Tractor For The Job

by OMS Admin

Companies are constantly striving to meet operational challenges, balancing safety, efficiency, and quality of service. Moving materials, goods, and equipment is a core part of many businesses, which inevitably means using vehicles such as an electric tow tractor.

Choosing the right electric tow tractor will result in improving your production flow to achieve higher levels of operational efficiency. Here we take a look at what you should consider when selecting your next tractor tow.

Capacity: Can It Carry What You Need

When choosing your electric tow tractor, you should consider:

  • Capacity – Being able to pull the load is, of course, the first consideration. The electric tow tractor range includes made-to-last models with a wide choice of cab and body types. At the heaviest end, we have industrial tow tractors that can pull up to 90,000kg. However, there are also much smaller tug tow tractors that are lighter, agile, and versatile. There is plenty of choice for firms where heavy-duty towing isn’t the priority, as might be the case in a warehouse.
  • The load – If you are moving palletised goods, then you may opt for a stacker, but outside of this, tow tugs excel. You can hitch your existing trailers, trolleys, or bins with absolute ease and pull multiple trolleys at once, making for a significantly more efficient process compared to that achievable with a forklift truck.
  • Customisation – Tow tractors can be customised to carry tools for maintenance tasks, first aid equipment for incident response, or take on a standard form for functions such as for mobilising security teams on extensive work or mining sites.

From navigating through narrow aisles, through doorways, or around tight corners and bends, the tow tug is in its prime. You can tow extremely heavy loads over long distances and increase productivity with cost-efficient options such as stand-on electric tow tractors or seated models with impressive acceleration.

Will It Work In Your Environment

You should ensure your choice is suitable for your work environment, with options available to you that are ideal for hospitals, airports, warehouses, factories, and mines. Different models handle different roles, from stock picking and eliminating manual handling to pulling light aircraft or luggage at airports.

Each electric tow tug is designed with safety and visibility in mind. A few of the many attributes that pair them will with working environments include:

  • Highly-reliability
  • Zero-emissions
  • All-steel construction
  • 360-degree visibility
  • Multifunctional displays for precise speed control and battery status
  • Standard and customisable accessories

For help and assistance in choosing the right electric tow tractor for your company or organisation, please call our support team on 0161 509 6224.

Fosse Park Goes Electric With ePowerTrucks

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Fosse Shopping Park, one of Britain’s biggest out-of-town shopping parks has recently upgraded to an Alke 330E from ePowerTrucks.

The ATX 330E zero-emissions vehicles matches robustness and power for the toughest off-road jobs as well as giving the performance and agility necessary for urban applications.

The electric motor AC 48 V guarantees a high level of performance and remarkable energy saving as well, thanks to its powerful and regenerative braking with energy recovery. This mix, with low maintenance requirements, ensures reduced operational costs and high profitability for your any business.

Southern Dealer Takes Delivery Of Another E-250 Electric Powered Tow Tug From ePowerTrucks

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One of ePowerTrucks dealers has taken delivery of another E-250 electric tow tug. They chose the electric tug from ePowerTrucks due to its superb towing ability and excellent handling.

This electric-powered bin tug will be used to pull 1100 litre bins around a large power station.

The ePowerTrucks E-250 Electric Vehicle combines the stability of a 4-wheel vehicle with the maneuverability of a 3-wheel tow tug thanks to its exclusive steering design. This electric tow tug has a powerful 6 hp motor. This tug can tow up to 2,300 kg and can be fitted with a fully enclosed cab.

What Does First, Middle, & Last Mile Delivery Mean?

by OMS Admin

Transit from manufacturer to customer almost always consists of a multiple-step journey. Each step needs to be efficient and cost-effective for any company to succeed, survive, and thrive in a competitive space.

First mile delivery, middle mile delivery, and last mile delivery are the terms used within the distribution and supply chain to describe each leg of the journey. Sometimes there may be several middle mile deliveries. At the same time, in other circumstances, there may only be a first and last mile delivery or just a final mile delivery for highly localised producers.

In any case, to create a first-class experience for the all-important end-customer, the execution of first to last mile delivery must be flawless.

First Mile Delivery

First mile delivery is typically the part where the product or produce is taken from the factory or farm to the warehouse or distribution center.

For retailers, they may consider the first mile to be from the supplier’s warehouse to the retailer’s distribution center. In eCommerce, the first mile might be the journey from the retailer to the courier who will take the item to the customer’s home, office, collection point, or smart locker.

Middle & Last Mile Delivery

In retail, the middle mile delivery is often the part from the distribution center to the individual retail store.

Final mile or last mile delivery, which refers to the same thing, is always the last step in the supply chain journey. It is the step that puts the item in the customer’s hands, which could be an individual in B2C business models or a company in B2B business models.

Where the first and middle mile deliveries may involve moving consolidated batches of palletised or crated goods, the last mile delivery is almost always individualised goods (individual SKUs (stock-keeping units)).

Because last mile delivery involves the retailer and the customer, many retailers choose to bring this operation in-house, particularly when serving a local audience. This presents opportunities for making last mile delivery efficient and sympathetic to local issues, such as air pollution and noise pollution. The solution will also need to consider the retailer’s challenges, such as reducing fuel costs and vehicle maintenance.

In light of the 2020 and 2021 Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), shopping in person in a physical store has either not been possible, restricted, or undesirable. This means that for many businesses, last mile delivery is playing a more significant role in delivering excellent customer service and forms a larger portion of the retailer’s operational budget.

Utilising the right final mile strategy is vital, and this begins with the selection of last mile delivery vehicles. Electric last mile delivery vehicles are increasingly seen as not just desirable but fundamentally essential, balancing sustainability and environmental consciousness with lower fuel bills and significantly less vehicle maintenance. The choice and types of EVs are now plentiful, with fewer limitations on range, vehicle speed, battery life, and recharging times.

To discuss how electric last delivery vehicles could play a part in your company’s success, please call our support team on 0161 509 6224.

How Electric Warehouse Equipment Is Helping Ease The Burden

by OMS Admin

The warehouse is a unique environment with its challenges, mostly centred around achieving maximum capacity while moving goods, parts, and equipment in, out, and around the facility safely and in the most efficient manner. Electric warehouse equipment plays a crucial role in achieving these goals, and while they look small and compact, they are, in fact, incredibly strong, efficient, and manoeuvrable.

Electric warehouse equipment is a valuable addition to any logistics, distribution, or storage operation. Whether you are looking to retrieve a product or haul equipment or consumables to different locations within your facility, electric vehicles complete the task with many additional benefits.

Sustainability and environmentally friendly operating strategies are hot topics, so choosing electric warehouse equipment over combustion engine-driven alternatives makes excellent sense. An electric warehouse vehicle will not pollute the air with petrol or diesel fumes, which is vital when choosing vehicles that operate indoors.

Also, electric warehouse equipment does not create noise pollution, which is a consideration that is often overlooked. With near-silent running, drivers and workers within the same environment can complete their jobs without the discomfort caused by wearing ear defenders or earplugs. With clean air to breathe and unrestricted hearing, your facility adds two green ticks on the health and safety checklist

Let Electric Warehouse Vehicles Do The Heavy Lifting

Electric warehouse equipment is a valuable asset when it comes to heavy lifting. Burden carriers sit at the top of the tree and carry loads weighing up to 6,800kg while towing trailers weighing up to 90,000kg. At the other end of the scale are pedestrian tow tugs and platform trucks with capacities of 500kg and more.

Across the range of burden carriers, pedestrian tugs, tow tugs, and electric platform trucks, we find different body forms, including cargo beds that are caged or in an open flatbed configuration. Whether it is boxes of parts, bags of waste, or heavy equipment, there is a solution that is easy to load and quick to move that load around the warehouse environment.

A further benefit of electric motors is they do not create vibrations when running. Without vibrations, handling is improved, and the risks of damaging fragile loads or spilling liquids are significantly reduced.

Improve Warehouse Efficiency

Electric warehouse equipment will help improve your warehouse efficiency and productivity. They are incredibly versatile and agile, moving loads of different sizes and weights with ease. Designed for use running up and down narrow aisles and in and out of tight spaces, your infrastructure is less likely to be damaged.

Burden carriers make excellent personnel carriers moving workers or visitors quickly, saving hours on your timesheets. Burden carriers can move one, two, or four people, and you can still attach a trailer to carry a load simultaneously. Compared to combustion engines, they cost less to run, are more reliable, and require less maintenance. The latest technology innovations provide fast charging and excellent range.

Our team is here to listen to your specific needs and help you find the right electric warehouse equipment. For more information, give our team a call on 0161 509 6224.

Keeping Communities Safe With Last Mile Delivery Vehicles

by OMS Admin

We all desire safe communities for ourselves, our family, and our friends. However, if you start a conversation on community safety, it is likely to tackle issues such as crime and anti-social behaviour. Yet, as we relax in our gardens or work within our homes, vehicle noise and pollution are ever-present. One of the worst offenders is commercial vehicles, particularly last mile delivery vehicles.

Even if you live on a quiet cul-de-sac, your next parcel delivery will likely be made in a petrol or diesel van that disturbs the peace and creates air pollution that has the potential to instigate coughing and sneezing while having longer-term detrimental effects on your and your family’s health.

From a business’s perspective, plenty of focus might be put on developing environmentally friendly or healthy products. But it is hard to meet or exceed the expectations of your customers if that product arrives in a manner that is not conducive to your green ethics.

Meeting & Exceeding Customer Expectations

Any business that sells a service or product should strive to meet and exceed its customer’s expectations. This is often achieved by having a differentiating factor that makes your company stand out and shows it is going further to delight its customers than its competitors.

Final mile delivery that is speedy and efficient is an excellent advertisement and an excellent way to promote your brand. Furthermore, customers are prepared to pay more for products that boast fast last mile delivery, which will help your business protect more of its hard-earned revenue and profit.

Minimal Disruption Or Environmental Impact

The customer’s mindset and values continue to change, and last mile logistics and the modern supply chain need to evolve to meet these views. As a staple, customers want to have better control over where and when delivery takes place. However, how that last mile delivery takes place is just as vital.

The environmental impact of businesses has never been under a closer microscope. From broader impacts such as climate change to localised concerns such as air quality and noise pollution, your last mile delivery solution should lead by example.

One way of achieving minimal disruption and environmental impact is to build a fleet of electric last mile delivery vehicles. Electric last mile delivery vehicles and trucks have near-silent engines that help residential areas, and town centres move towards a peaceful serenity. Furthermore, no exhaust fumes are released, ensuring the air is not polluted or filled with undesirable odours.

The charging speed, load capacity, towing capacity, vehicle range, and miles per hour have seen significant improvements, meaning that battery power is a real contender to petrol and diesel, with added benefits such as less vehicle maintenance, reduced fuel bills, and greater vehicle manoeuvrability.


To find out more about our range of last mile delivery vehicles and trucks, please contact our team on 0161 509 6224.

New Cleaning Machines Increase Productivity for NCP

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The UK’s leading car park operator says its new fleet of cleaning machines have helped it efficiently manage its estate during the pandemic.

NCP, which operates more than 500 sites across the UK, invested in 20 Glutton cleaners to further enhance safety and cleanliness in its car parks. The Glutton delivered significant productivity gains, enabling NCP to keep its sites in great condition, even with a reduced workforce during the current pandemic and furlough period.

Brian Devonshire, Director of Managed Services for NCP, said: “With the onset of the pandemic we have had to look closely at all opex and make efficiencies wherever possible without impacting service. Therefore, having the Glutton machines at a time when we have a reduced workforce from furlough measures has meant we have been able to keep on top of a key objective of keeping our car parks clean for our customers.”

The Glutton is an all-electric, pedestrian controlled vacuum cleaner that can tackle dust, dirt and debris up to 12.5cm in diameter. The battery-powered machine is quiet, efficient and designed to capture dust, helping to improve air quality.

Brian added: “We have had very positive feedback from our teams, who recognise the value of time given back to re-deploy labour more effectively by utilising the Glutton. Replacing manual brush and shovel with something as efficient and effective as Glutton has made their lives a lot easier and has helped them dedicate more time to helping customers and to become even more proud of their car parks.”

ePower Trucks, the authorised UK distributor for the Glutton, supplied the machines in a custom colour for NCP, along with some specialist trailers. ePower Trucks is a leading independent supplier of on and off-highway electric vehicles, designed for a wide range of applications. The Oldham-based company is celebrating 20 years in business.

“Having received and assessed a range of proposals we began working with ePower Trucks and quickly found they had taken time to understand our business and our objectives,” said Brian. “They listened to us as we explained the challenges we were facing; and we were impressed by the way the team went about ensuring they met our expectations and requirements. We look upon them as a partner rather than as a supplier.

“Quite simply investing in the Glutton machines has enabled us to improve standards, deliver welcome efficiencies and allowed us to re-deploy our people to spend more time with our customers.”

How Electric Wheelbarrows Are Changing Agriculture Work

by OMS Admin

Today we are taking a look at how electric wheelbarrows are changing agricultural work.

The agricultural industry has long been at the forefront of innovation. First, it was the ox and plough, and now it is machines carrying out tasks performed by hundreds of people in the past. While these large-scale and laborious jobs needed an element of automatic and machine-powered muscle, we should not forget to innovate and find solutions for those smaller-scale yet still backbreaking jobs. 

Whether it is a commercial farm or orchard, a sole trader or laypeople with an allotment who is pushing to maximise organic growth, or a stable owner, the wheelbarrow has always been there to lighten the load. However, as anyone who has worked in agriculture knows, you don’t need to put much weight in a barrow before it causes the operator muscle strain, backache, and potentially an injury.

Ease Worker Strain With A Powered Barrow

Electric wheelbarrows take away a tremendous amount of effort and physical hardship. The electric barrow is highly manoeuvrable and can power its way up slopes and around obstacles and tight corners with ease.

Electric wheelbarrows have a three-wheeled configuration and a low centre of gravity to create incredible stability. The powered wheelbarrow offers a controlled descent downhill and has excellent grip across all surface types. Whenever the power is turned off, the braking mechanism will engage and is more than adequate to hold a fully loaded barrow on slopes of up 30 degrees.

Furthermore, electric wheelbarrows handle one of the most strenuous tasks, tipping out the load. Even if you have never considered an electric power barrow, it is easy to imagine how indispensable they are for intensive agricultural work such as taking feed to animals, mucking out, or carrying 100kgs of potatoes, bags of compost, fertiliser, soil, sand, or firewood.

The Environmental Impact Of Electric Wheelbarrows

The benefits of electric wheelbarrows don’t just stop there. They are

Environmentally-friendly, and this is something that resonates strongly with individuals working with animals or growing crops. 

Electric wheelbarrows produce zero emissions and exhaust fumes, maintaining air quality and creating no unnatural odours. They are silent running, which is excellent for use around animals, and maintenance-free, which is good for everyone. 

It is important here to point out battery technologies have improved in leaps and bounds. The batteries are quick to charge using an external plug, and a 4-hour full charge gives a range of up to 12 miles.

ePowerTrucks has several electric wheelbarrows on offer with capacities of 300kg, 400kg, and 500kg. The barrows benefit from rust-resistant steel skips, keyed ignition for security, and a convenient LED battery status,

So, if you or your business is feeling the strain when it comes to agricultural work, maybe it’s time to upgrade your wheelbarrow and let it do the heavy lifting, pushing, and tipping for you.

For more information on our electric wheelbarrows range, please contact our team on 0161 509 6224.

Gilpin Hotel & Lake House Takes Delivery of EP AMP 6

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Gilpin Hotel & Lake House have taken delivery of a fully electric EP AMP 6 vehicle for their guest services team. The luxury hotel is based in the Lake District and boasts 2 onsite restaurants and large gardens.

This electric passenger vehicle is ideal for light work and as a general transport vehicle. A small profile makes it perfect for transporting people in congested areas such as college campuses and luxury hotels.