LV Britannia Rescue (LV BR) has partnered with LAR Traffic Services to launch an electric breakdown service for its customers in Central London.
As part of the new service, a fully qualified technician with the tools and diagnostic equipment necessary for repairing electric car breakdowns at the roadside will attend to customers in an electric van.
The service will use the Renault Kangoo ZE Roadside Assistance Service Van, which is equipped with an electric car recharge unit for customers who run out of charge at the roadside.
This will complement LAR’s London fleet of solely Euro-6 compliant service and recovery vehicles.
LAR Traffic Services, based in North London, South London and East Sussex, is one of the largest breakdown and recovery specialists in the LV network.
Henry Topham, Managing Director, LV= Britannia Rescue, said: “Our independent recovery network has been assisting electric car recoveries for a number of years, but this is the first time one of our partners is doing it in an electric recovery van, so we’re really pleased to be working with LAR Traffic Services on this project.
“Arriving at roadside in an electric vehicle, possibly to help the increasing number of electric drivers on the road, will only instil customer confidence in the service we and LAR are providing.”
Jason Longmore, LAR Traffic Services, added: “At LAR Traffic Services we have, over the years, built our recovery business by always embracing the very latest technologies – whether for the environment, customer/operator safety or those that improve our business model.
“We are delighted to be part of this initiative.”