Peugeot has supplied green energy provider Octopus Energy with 23 all-electric Peugeot e-Expert vans as the company looks to electrify its fleet.
Operating across its London-based fleet, the e-Expert vans will be used to help Octopus Energy Services’ engineering arm install electric vehicle charging points across the capital.
Having previously worked with a fleet of 60 Peugeot Expert diesel vans, Octopus will be making the switch over to electric variants from June this year.
Octopus has opted for 23 of the Peugeot e-Expert Standard Professional trim models with 75kWh battery, allowing the vehicle to operate with a range of up to 205 miles (WLTP certified), practical for the distances the fleet services will be operating across London.
Julie David, managing director of Peugeot UK, said: “We’re delighted that Octopus Energy has chosen Peugeot’s full electric e-Expert van as the latest vehicle to join its fleet. Octopus are doing a great job supporting Britain’s transition over to electrification with the work installing charge points across the capital. With a range of up to 205 miles and a maximum payload of up to a ton, the Peugeot e-Expert is a fantastic choice for businesses looking to operate practically and sustainably.”
The e-Expert vans will be provided through Octopus Energy’s own fully electric leasing business, Octopus Electric Vehicles.
John Szymik, CEO of Octopus Energy Services, said: “As a green energy provider, we are focused on driving the renewable energy revolution globally. We don’t just mean in the energy industry either, with transport being the UK’s largest emitting sector it’s high time we put the brakes on unnecessary internal combustion cars on the road. Our 23 new Peugeot e-Expert vans ensure we are firmly in the driving seat as we begin decarbonising our whole engineering fleet. With our new vehicles we’ll be able to install the next generation of clean energy products including heat pumps, electric vehicle chargers and smart meters. Helping improve air quality in cities across the UK and reducing the country’s emission as a whole.”