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Peugeot and Citroen £50k large electric van, £300m EV infrastructure investment, AFP adds to committees

Peugeot and Citroen reveal large electric van pricing

The Peugeot e-Boxer and Citroen e-Relay large vans will cost from £49,335 excluding VAT after Government grant when they arrive in the UK late this year.

Available as panel van, window van or chassis cab, all in H2 height, the Fenech pair will come with a choice of two powertrains, with the 120hp electric motor connected to a 37kWh battery in the L2 entry model for an official range of 73 miles, or a 70kWh battery in the L3 and L4 lengths, which gives the panel van an official 139-mile range figure.

All internal load volumes are the same as the diesel versions, so there is no reduction in capacity, and the payload figure maxes out at 1150kg.

The e-Relay 35 and e-Boxer 435 models are eligible for the £6000 Government grant, while the heavier models qualify for the truck grant and get £16,000 off the list price.

Energy regulator confirms £300m investment in EV infrastructure

A £300m investment over the next two years will see improved cabling to aid the installation of 1800 new ultra-rapid electric vehicle charging points across UK motorway service areas and key trunk roads.

The energy regulator Ofgem said a further 1750 charging points in towns and cities will also be supported by the funding.

“The payment will support the rapid take up of electric vehicles which will be vital if Britain is to hit its climate change targets,” said Ofgem chief executive Jonathan Brearly. “Drivers need to be confident that they can charge their car quickly when they need to. We’re paving the way for the installation of 1,800 ultra-rapid charge points, tripling the number of these public charge points.”

The money includes £66m that will deliver a total of 76 rapid charging stations through UK Power Networks increasing power capacity to facilitate installations. The company’s Green Recovery scheme has pledged 600 150kW charging points will be installed across 11 motorway service stations, including South Mimms, Toddington and London Gateway, as well as 500 50kW chargers across various local authority or commercially operated charging hubs.

AFP adds new members to committees

The Association of Fleet Professionals has made a number of additions to its committees, including Lorna McAtear AFP and National GridNational Grid fleet manager Lorna McAtear (pictured) joining the AFP board.

The rest of the additions are:

  • Risk, Compliance and Health Committee: Licence Bureau’s Malcolm Maycock and Steve Roper of Prudential
  • Future Mobility Steering Committee: ALD’s Matt Dale and Debbie Fox of Eypx.
  • Future Roads Committee: Natasha Patel of Baringa and Zenith’s Alex Hull
  • LCV Committee ALD’s Russ Boulton
  • EV, Low Carbon and Alternative Fuels: Craig Logan of Vodaphone

“Since their formation around a year ago, the AFP’s committees have been playing a crucial role in discussing important issues facing fleets and formulating advice and strategy, with recent output including our well-received AFP Tax Manifesto,” said AFP chair Paul Hollick. ““Having high quality professionals involved is an essential part of this process, so we’d like to very much welcome these latest recruits. They all bring an impressive degree of expertise to our organisation and, we are sure, will make very useful contributions to our conversations over the coming months and years.”

“I would especially like to warmly welcome Lorna to the AFP board,” Hollick continued. “Her skills, network and knowledge within our industry are superb and she will significantly strengthen the good team we already have. She has been a lead player within the two AFP committees with which she has been involved and we are delighted to that she has agreed to step up.”

 

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