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Flannery to work on electric tele at HS2 site

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UK's first electric telehandler

The UK’s first electric telehandler is yet to work on one of HS2’s sites. The work will be carried out by Plant hirer Flannery at West Ruislip in London. Skanska Costain Strabag as the main works civil contractor takes the lead in maintaining the Eco Telehandler vehicle. The vehicle has saved over 400 liters of fuel in 1 week as compared to a traditional combustion telehandler.

The electric drive unit is manufactured by Faresin and it cuts polluting emissions completely. In addition, it improves air quality and would be an advantage for workers and the local community. The unit also brings significant fuel, carbon and cost-saving. It draws fewer refueling vehicles resulting in a reduction of plant movement.

The electric telehandler would be an improvement in safety for everyone on site. The operations director at Flannery Plant Hire, Niall Hester said that HS2 have been hugely proactive in driving their green agenda. He also stated that this is a great project to introduce this new machine.

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