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Bee'ah deploys electric cleaning units in Sharjah residential areas

Mobile electric vehicles are capable of handling 200kg of weight, including the driver, and can reach a speed of 50kmph

Bee'ah adds electric cleaning units in Sharjah residential areas
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Bee'ah adds electric cleaning units in Sharjah residential areas

UAE waste management specialist Bee’ah and its waste collection division Tandeef announced the addition of electric mobile waste collection units – developed by Italian firm Ducati Energia – to its existing fleet in an effort to make its entire fleet environment-friendly and enhance its services in Sharjah residential areas.

The one-seater vehicle is capable of handling approximately 200kg of weight, including the driver, and can reach a speed of 50kmph.

‘Shed-style’ charging stations for the electric vehicles (EVs) will be installed at residential areas in Sharjah.

The EVs will also comprise of radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology, in addition to a remote connection linked to the central office that will help monitor the fleet and its operation.

The electric mobile waste collection units also contribute to the improvement of workplace standards and safe practices by limiting the number of employees working under direct sunlight.

Commenting on the new Ducati vehicles, group chief executive officer of Bee’ah, HE Khaled Al Huraimel, said: “Bee’ah is aiming to make its entire fleet run on clean energy over the next few years. This new fleet furthers the company’s sustainability agenda through adopting an eco-friendly solution and cementing its commitment to reduce carbon emissions in order to support Bee’ah’s goal of improving air quality for the betterment of living standards in the UAE.”

Bee’ah has an overall fleet of 1,200 vehicles, which are controlled by a smart fleet management system that helps to optimize consumption of resources and operations.

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