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Bedeo expands EV retrofit business with Medisort deal

EV retrofitting specialist Bedeo has signed a new deal to electrify the fleet of leading clinical waste firm Medisort.

The British EV specialist will help Medisort slash the emissions of its collection vehicles by converting diesel vans to range-extender EVs using its innovations in-wheel motor design.

The phased upgrade plan will see Bedeo fit its Reborn Electric RE-100 Range Extender technology to Medisort’s fleet of vans, which are based on the Stellantis X250 platform.

The RE-100 system integrates with a van’s existing diesel motor, offering up to 73 miles of pure-electric range and allowing operators to travel in zero-emission mode in urban areas while using the diesel engine for longer journeys. At the heart of the RE-100 retrofit solution are two in-wheel motors and a 37kWh battery developed and manufactured by Bedeo’s sister company Protean Electric.

The compact and lightweight in-wheel motors are fitted to the van’s rear axle, meaning no suspension or rear cargo modifications are necessary, so the van’s load space and existing cargo systems are unaffected.

Stuart Brittle, managing director of Medisort, said: “The ability to upgrade and electrify our existing fleet without changing our rear cargo fit-out is key for us to keep our operations running effectively and efficiently.

“We cater to companies that facilitate and house some of the most vulnerable within our communities, and the work we do is essential in keeping those businesses running. The ability to start our journey towards a greener, more sustainable future without jeopardising any of our key partners or clients is a huge step towards transforming our fleet and our operations to keep doing what we do, just in a more sustainable, flexible and cost-effective manner.”

CEO and founder of Bedeo, Osman Boyner, said: “Companies like Medisort serve as the backbone of countless communities, and it’s imperative that they sustainably continue their vital services well into the future.

“As we continue to advocate for effective and robust e-solutions in the market, we are enablers on the path to this sustainable future. Bedeo is committed to being a driving force behind the transformative journeys of companies such as Medisort, ensuring they thrive in a greener tomorrow.”

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Matt Allan

Matt is Editor of EV Powered. He has worked in journalism for more than 20 years and been an automotive journalist for the last decade, covering every aspect of the industry, from new model reveals and reviews to consumer and driving advice. The former motoring editor of, The Scotsman and National World, Matt has watched the EV landscape transform beyond recognition over the last 10 years and developed a passion for electric vehicles and what they mean for the future of transport - from the smallest city cars to the biggest battery-powered trucks. When he’s not driving or writing about electric cars, he’s figuring out how to convert his classic VW camper to electric power.