Citroen supplies zero-emission Christmas tree delivery

Citroen has supplied a new electric e-Dispatch medium van to London Christmas Tree Rental, which will cover over 2,000 zero-emission miles over the festive period.

The company rents potted trees, collecting them in January to replant, rather than chopping them down and then throwing them away in January.

“London Christmas Tree Rental is about revolutionising how we use Christmas trees and electric vehicles are revolutionising the motor industry, so it’s a great relationship,” said Jonathan Mearns, founder of London Christmas Tree Rental. “As a new company we are always looking at how we can be more efficient and using an electric van is one of those significant steps.”

AFP help for fleet transition to EVs to be launched at webinar

The Association of Fleet Professionals is to reveal new documents designed to help fleets transition to electric vehicles at next week’s webinar entitled Introducing Electric Vehicles – Upgrading Your Policy and Implementing Your EV Roadmap.

Developed by the fleet association’s EV, Low Carbon and Alternative Fuels Committee, the documents seek to create an infrastructure for businesses making the switch to zero emission cars and vans.

The webinar takes place at 9.30am on 16 December.

Toyota confirms electric SUV plan

Toyota has confirmed plans to add a full electric SUV to its line-up, although details are scarce at this point.

Toyota EV SUV sketch 2020The brand said more detail, including a timescale, will be revealed in the coming months. The new model will use Toyota’s new e-TGNA platform that will underpin a family of EVs.

“Toyota will shortly take the next step in the roll-out of its forthcoming battery electric portfolio by first previewing an all-new mid-size SUV in the coming months,” said Koji Toyoshima, deputy chief officer, ZEV Factory, Toyota Motor Corporation. “The versatility and flexibility of e-TNGA technology allows us to design and create vehicles that are not just battery electric but also exciting to drive and beautiful to look at.”

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