Kingstown Works Limited (KWL) the principal provider of Housing Maintenance, Street Lighting, and Vehicle Fleet Services to Hull City Council (HCC), has expanded its vehicle fleet with 13 full electric Peugeot e-Expert vans.
Courtesy of Peugeot.
Peugeot have already supplied 60 zero-emissions electric vehicles to the city council and both KWL and the HCC are working towards electrifying its entire fleet in the future. The new, full electric, vans will join a number of other zero-emissions vehicles already on the KWL and HCC fleet. By incorporating the 13 new e-Experts, KWL and HCC hope to continue their work of encouraging the ‘green electric generation‘, by showcasing the credentials of EVs throughout their activities.
KWL chose the Peugeot e-Expert on account of its 211 mile range on a single charge and maximum payload of 1,226kg - meeting the tough working criteria for building maintenance and repair services. The e-Expert supports up to 100 kilowatt rapid charging, receiving up to 80 percent charge in just 30 minutes. This makes it ideal for business and fleet users. The vehicle is available with either a 50kWh or a 75kWh battery and features a 100kW (136hp) electric motor.
“Peugeot products have proven a first line choice for many years for both KWL and HCC” said Gary Middleton, HCC Fleet Manager. “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 e-Expert has already received a great deal of praise and won the ‘Best Electrified Van’ accolade at the Parkers New Car Awards 2021 last month.