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British Gas makes largest UK commercial EV order with Vauxhall.

British Gas today announces that it has ordered 1,000 new all-electric Vivaro-e vans from Vauxhall – the largest commercial BEV (battery electric vehicle) order in the UK to date. The BEVs will arrive over the next 12 months and be rolled out nationwide across the British Gas engineer workforce. Centrica, owner of British Gas, has committed to electrifying its 12,000 strong fleet by 2030 and will be making further orders with Vauxhall for electric vehicles as soon as they are available. This may include the all-electric Combo-e – available from Summer 2021. The engineers who receive the new vans will…

Fowler Welch renews contract with Bandvulc Tyres.

Supply chain logistics provider Fowler Welch has extended its long-running tyre fitment and management contract with Continental Tyres subsidiary and retread specialist Bandvulc. Continental and Bandvulc tyres will be specified across the entire Fowler Welch fleet of 450 Euro 6 trucks and 750 temperature-controlled trailer units for a further three years, cementing the enduring relationship between the companies, who have worked together since 2011. Fowler Welch, a leader in supply chain logistics for ambient and temperature-controlled products, works with a range of major retailers and manufacturers, operating its extensive fleet from eight depots across the UK, covering a total of…

Transdev bus driver stars in national stay safe Covid-19 campaign.

Customer choice award winner Stephanie Graham’s words to be heard by millions nationwide. Her customers describe her as “bubbly, smiley, welcoming and friendly” – and now award-winning Transdev bus driver Stephanie Graham is the voice of the Government’s safety campaign during the Coronavirus pandemic. Stephanie, who works for Transdev subsidiary The Keighley Bus Company in West Yorkshire, has been chosen to become the voice of the nation’s bus drivers in a new radio advertising campaign reminding everyone using public transport to follow three simple instructions – observe social distancing, wear a face covering while on the bus and wash or…

Bell backs Britain with seven-days-a-week Mercedes-Benz Vans lockdown strategy.

Mercedes-Benz Dealer Bell Truck and Van achieved a stunning van sales result after adopting a radical approach designed to keep customers moving during the pandemic. In the seven weeks following the imposition of lockdown the manufacturer’s representative in the North East sold more than 700 new and used vans, up by 116% on the corresponding period last year. This performance is all the more remarkable when viewed against the backdrop of a 50% slump in the market for light commercial vehicles up to 3.5 tonnes GVW, in the period January to May 2020. Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on 23…

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