Octopus Energy Adds 23 Electric Vans from Peugeot
Octopus Energy has unveiled their new fleet of electric e-Expert Peugeot vans for their engineering team, Octopus Energy Services, who will be installing the same electric vehicle chargers that the vans would use in the homes of customers. Octopus Energy Services previously worked with a fleet of 60 Peugeot Expert diesel vans, and will be making the switch over to electric variants from June this year, ahead of the launch of their new Decarbonisation of Heat Centre. The centre will see thousands of engineers trained to install heat pumps as a clean replacement to boilers.
The company has opted for 23 of the Peugeot e-Expert models with a 75kWh battery, allowing the vehicle to operate with a range of up to 205 miles, which will get the teams across the capital and south of England where they primarily operate. The vans will have more than enough space for tools, electrical equipment, PPE and even wifi dongles so that customers working from home can still use the internet when installations are being made.
In a tiered deal for the company, the Peugeot e-Expert vans are being leased to Octopus Energy Services via their sister company, Octopus Electric Vehicles. The fully electric leasing provider has made large strides in recent years, now being able to provide business fleet solutions and a salary sacrifice product for businesses, meaning any company can opt for the clean, green option for their transport needs.