Greener vans are right at the top of the UK government’s agenda for helping us move to lower carbon vehicles. Peugeot is helping to provide a solution with its new 308 HDi 90 that has CO2 emissions of just 120g/km and all Peugeot HDi diesel engines (back to 1998) can also be operated on biodiesel of a mixture up to 30% without any modification required.
EDF Energy is using Peugeot vans to help fulfil its commitment to make a 20% reduction in fleet vehicle CO2 emissions by 2012. The energy company, which is one of the largest in the UK, has recently added nearly 250 Peugeot light commercial vehicles to its fleet.
The latest order, a mixture of 207, Partner and Expert vans, forms part of the 3,500 strong EDF Energy, dual-badge, Peugeot and Ford van fleet. Peugeot also supplies around 500 cars to the fleet, the majority being diesel engine versions of 307, 407 and the new 308.
EDF Energy’s vehicle fleet covers 80 million miles each year, undertaking a number of tasks including customer meter reading, emergency repairs and maintenance for the energy network that supplies almost 36% of the UK’s electricity.
Chris Pascall, Head of Transport for EDF Energy commented on the relationship with Peugeot, “During the fleet tender process we focussed specifically on the environmental and safety credentials of each vehicle range on offer. As we rely so heavily on our vehicles, it was important to find those that can viably reduce our CO2 emissions.
“To ensure EDF Energy meets its emissions reduction target, it is vital to have access to the latest, sustainable vehicle technology. Peugeot HDi engines offer this without the need to compromise on safety or practicality. We are also looking forward to new developments in environmentally friendly technology, like the new 308 HDi 90 that has CO2 emissions of just 120g/km and the Bipper van.”