EV delivery for Swansea
Swansea Council has taken a delivery of 40 Peugeot Partner Electric SE L1 vans, making Swansea the local authority with the largest electric van fleet in Wales.
The order is also one of the largest single orders from a local authority for EVs. The Partner Electric vans will be used predominantly by Swansea’s corporate building services, waste management, parks, highways, car parks and street cleansing teams.
The vehicles have been leased on a five-year contract hire agreement, including maintenance and breakdown cover, from independent vehicle leasing and fleet management company Days Fleet. The vans are all fitted with ply lining and some feature high-visibility markings on the rear doors and have been supplied through local Peugeot Dealer C.E.M. Day.
‘Swansea Council consistently seeks to minimise the impact of its vehicle operations in what is a predominantly urban setting and had previously established the clear environmental benefits of electric vehicles with the adoption of 10 electric pool cars’, said Mark Barrow, fleet manager, central transport unit at Swansea Council, ‘An analysis of journeys and mileages clearly demonstrated their potential viability, whilst the preferred five-year lease equated to a budget neutral position that enabled us to achieve a much greener fleet.’