Octopus Energy has taken delivery of a fleet of 23 electric Peugeot e-Expert vans for its EV charger installation team, Octopus Energy Services.
The e-Expert models with 75kWh batteries, will operate with a range of up to 205 miles, which will get teams across the capital and south of England where they mainly operate.
They will carry tools, electrical equipment, PPE and wifi dongles so customers working from home can still use the internet when installations are being made.
The vans are being leased to Octopus Energy Services via sister company, Octopus Electric Vehicles.
John Szymik, CEO of Octopus Energy Services, said: “As a green energy provider, we are focused on driving the renewable energy revolution globally. We don’t just mean in the energy industry either, with transport being the UK’s largest carbon emitting sector it’s high time we put the brakes on unnecessary petrol cars on the road.
“Our 23 new Peugeot e-Expert vans ensure we are firmly in the driving seat as we begin decarbonising our whole engineering fleet. With our new vehicles we’ll be able to install even more electric vehicle chargers across the country and help improve air quality in our cities.”
Fiona Howarth, CEO of Octopus Electric Vehicles, added: “Not only have we added 23 new electric vans to our engineering fleet, we’ve also leased them entirely through our Octopus Electric Vehicles fleet solution.
“By making it easier and cheaper for all businesses to switch to electric vehicles and install the necessary infrastructure needed at their place of work, we can clean up the UK’s transport system and pave the way for cleaner, greener cars.”
The Octopus Energy Services engineering team previously worked with a fleet of 60 Peugeot Expert diesel vans.