Kingstown Works Limited (KWL), who are the principal provider of housing maintenance, street lighting and vehicle fleet services to Hull City Council (HCC), has expanded its vehicle fleet with 13 all-electric Peugeot e-Expert vans. The e-Expert vans bring the total number of Peugeot vehicles operated by KWL and HCC close to 200, with Peugeot having supplied 60 zero-emissions electric vehicles to the city council previously.
Both KWL and the HCC are working towards electrifying its entire fleet in the future. Both hope to continue their work of encouraging a green electric future by showcasing the credentials of electric vehicles throughout their activities. HCC will be operating the fleet of e-Expert vans with KWL, which supports the local area with building, repair, and maintenance services.
The zero-emissions e-Expert is ideal for the task with its 211-mile (340km) range and a maximum payload of 1,226kg (model dependent). It supports up to 100 kW rapid charging, where the e-Expert can be charged up to 80 percent in around 30 minutes. This makes it perfect for the jobs around town typically carried out by KWL and HCC.
Gary Middleton, HCC Fleet Manager, said: “Given Peugeot’s previous work in providing a wide range of vehicles for both KWL and HCC, the Peugeot e-Expert was a natural successor to progress the continuous electrification of our fleet. The impressive specification of the new Peugeot e-Expert was more than enough to make this our next vehicle of choice.”
David Peel, Managing Director of Peugeot UK said: “We are delighted that Kingstown Works Limited and the Hull City Council has welcomed the Peugeot e-Expert with the aim to electrify its entire fleet. We have been working with the team from Kingston upon Hull very closely for years and are thrilled to see that our latest, full electric van will be able to help KWL and HCC continue to provide essential services.”