This week one of our fully electric recycling collection vehicles (affectionately named Edith) turns 8. We bought her second hand from a well known local hardware shop last year and since then she’s helped us collect over 200 tonnes of recycling from residents and businesses in York. We have two Goupil vehicles, Edith who has a white front bumper whilst Gertie (short for Gertrude) has a black bumper. Our Goupils are fully automatic and have a top speed of 26mph. They are perfect for how we use them though; zero emission, quiet and narrow enough to navigate the cobbled streets of York with ease.