First electric vans for Michelin Services and Solutions


Michelin Services and Solutions has taken delivery of its first electric vans in the UK, as it looks to shift to having an all-electric fleet by 2026.

The division has deployed 17 Vauxhall Combo Electric eLCVs, part of plans to move the unit’s 54-strong fleet to electric by 2026.

These vehicles, which offer a range of up to 175 miles, have been supplied on a four-year lease.

Powered by a 136hp electric motor, the Combo Electric has a new 50kWh battery.

It comes with a 7.4kW onboard charger as standard – a 11kW charger is optional – and the battery can be recharged from 0 to 80% in 30 minutes at a 100kW DC public charging station.

Drivers will be given an electric fuel card for business mileage, while the Services and Solutions division has put in place a system for them to efficiently reclaim home charging costs.

The company will also use its Michelin Connected Fleet tools to aid the switch to electric and monitor battery charging plus range data to support drivers.

Michelin Services and Solutions is also installing the same fleet management technologies it deploys for end-user fleets in the Vauxhall Combo Electric vans, including forward- and rear-facing cameras.

Alastair Cameron, national operations manager – services and solutions at Michelin, said, “The introduction of electric vans is an important milestone for our division and aligns with Michelin’s whole environmental ethos as we constantly strive to reduce our CO2 emissions.

“Deployed on the passenger transport side of the business, the electric vans will be used by our tyre technicians who visit multiple sites every day, but who are classed as low-mileage city drivers.”


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