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CV Show 2012: Electric Transit winning hearts and minds

  • 25 April 2012
  • By Will Shiers

GE Capital says its decision to add a couple of electric Ford Transit Connects to its fleet is paying dividends, and helping to break down customers’ preconceptions of zero emission vehicles. “People think they won’t travel far enough or carry enough,” says GE Capital LCV consultant Eddie Parker, “but having trialled one for a month or two they tend to change their minds.” So far, nobody has exceeded the 70-mile range, or even come close to using the available 525kg maximum payload.

“We know that they aren’t for everyone,” he adds. “I mean you wouldn’t use a racehorse to pull a brewery dray.” With this in mind GE Capital is offering them only to customers it believes could benefit from such vehicles.

Three customers have agreed to add electric vans to their fleets, with one unnamed fleet preparing to order 20.


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