Cats Protection has introduced the first electric vans into its fleet under a renewed sole supply partnership with Peugeot.
The Peugeot e-Expert vans will take cats and kittens to and from the vets as well as help rehome them in towns and cities.
Supporting up to 100kW rapid charging, the e-Expert can receive 80% charge in 30 minutes and also has a maximum payload of 1,226kg as well as a load volume of up to 6.6m3.
It has a range of up to 205 miles from a single charge, is available with either a 50kWh or a 75kWh battery and features a 100kW (136hp) electric motor.
The e-Expert is Peugeot’s first fully electric Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) as it looks to provide a fully electrified vehicle range by 2025.
Julie David, Managing Director of Peugeot UK, said, “Cats Protection provide an outstanding service supporting vulnerable animals across the country and we are more than happy to do whatever we can to lend a hand.
“We hope that our vehicle fleet provides the practical support necessary for Cats Protection to carry out its work and continue its efforts re-homing cats to welcoming families across the country.”
Dawn Widgery, Cats Protection Fleet and Facilities Administrator, added, “We have been using Peugeot cars and vans since 2012 to undertake activities such as delivering cats to their new owners, doing vet runs and making shop visits.
“We chose Peugeot because they offer a wide choice of vehicles – including electric vans which we started trialling with success at a selection of our urban sites in 2020 – and because they offer good value for money.”