Boughey Distribution gets its first electric truck


Nantwich, Cheshire-based Boughey Distribution has taken delivery of its first electric vehicle, a Volvo FE Electric, following a successful three-month trial of the model earlier this year.

Powered by a twin electric motor system capable of generating 400kW power and up to 850Nm torque, the FE Electric features a 2-speed, 800Nm electric propulsion gearbox.

Meanwhile, its energy storage traction system harnesses 265 kWh total energy capacity across four integrated batteries, two on each side, which ensure consistent power distribution and reliability.

In addition, the vehicle’s standard 80% state-of-charge operating window allows peak performance, enabling a range of up to 120 miles on a single charge

The vehicle, supplied by Thomas Hardie Commercials, also features a specifically designed livery to promote the company’s commitment to a sustainable future.

Neil Trotter,Transport Operations director at Boughey Distribution said, “We were very impressed with the vehicle’s performance during its recent trial with us and it’s now integrated within our Palletline fleet where it’s being used for the many shorter, more local journeys we make.

“Our ambition to become greener is a company-wide initiative, and we will continue to strive to take steps towards making our business better for the environment and our planet.”

Steve Wilson, sales & marketing director for Thomas Hardie Commercials, said, “The team at Boughey Distribution are setting a fantastic example by becoming an early adopter of this new generation of vehicles which are cleaner, greener and quieter – electrification is becoming a major consideration for operators, and it’s fantastic to see Boughey investing in this new technology.”


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