UK-based compliance and energy services provider, Sureserve Group, has added 30 fully electric Citroën ë-Dispatch vans to its LCV fleet.
The new additions took to the roads in late June as part of Sureserve Group’s commitment to deliver environmentally sustainable services across their various operations.
Sureserve Group placed orders for Citroën ë-Dispatch Enterprise vans with Medium ‘M’ body length and the larger 75kWh battery, to meet their varied requirements. Duties undertaken by the 100% electric vehicles include serving customers in the social housing, public buildings and education markets across the UK.
Available with a choice of two battery sizes, Citroën ë-Dispatch is capable of up to 143 miles (WLTP) with the 50kWh battery option, or up to 205 miles (WLTP) with the larger 75kWh battery pack. New ë-Dispatch can be charged at home or on site through a 7kW wallbox, or via a super-fast public charging station at speeds of up to 100kW that can re-charge the battery to 80% of capacity in just 30 or 45 minutes, for 50kWh and 75kWh versions respectively.
Dean Williams, group fleet manager at Sureserve Group, said: “We have always sought to manage our fleet of commercial and company vehicles to the most efficient standards available, and the addition of 30 new Citroën ë-Dispatch vans will start the next stage in our journey towards a greener and more economical fleet, with further additions planned in the future. As well as the environmental value in using zero-emissions vehicles, we are encouraged by the potential cost savings, and with fewer moving parts, less requirements for servicing, maintenance and repairs.”
Sureserve Group’s decision to add Citroën ë-Dispatch to its fleet follows a host of other institutions taking the same step, including Varitech Systems and Falkirk Council, all of which are looking to reduce the environmental impact of their day-to-day services and to reduce operating costs.