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Upcycled electric trucks get top marks for visibility

Lunaz's upcycled electric refuse trucks achieve top DVS rating for visibility, ensuring permit operation in London without extra modifications.


Lunaz, the upcycled electric refuse truck manufacturer, has revealed that its vehicles have achieved the highest Direct Vision Standard (DVS) for driver visibility.

DVS, introduced in 2019, seeks to improve drivers’ vision through the cab windows of HGVs above 12 tonnes to prevent collisions caused by limited visibility. All HGVs entering Greater London will be required to meet a three-star safety rating from October 28,2024.

Trucks that fall short of the new standard will need to install new advanced warning systems referred to as the Progressive Safe System (PSS) to obtain a permit from Transport for London (TfL).

The DVS five-star rating for Lunaz’ electric vehicles means that, under TfL rules, fleets will be able to apply for a permit to operate in the capital without needing to provide any additional evidence.

Lunaz founder David Lorenz said:

From the outset, we’ve built our upcycled electric refuse trucks to meet the DVS five-star standard for driver visibility – the highest available. This accreditation enables operators to obtain an HGV permit from London boroughs without any further documentary evidence or vehicle modifications.

It’s also in line with London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s pledge to eliminate road deaths in London by 2041. Having our UEVs fully prepared for operation in the capital is an import step towards widespread adoption.

They’re cheaper and better-equipped than their all-new electric equivalents, representing greater value for money for local taxpayers, alongside the environmental benefits of our clean-air technology and upcycling process.


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