Peel Ports Continues to Expand Fleet of Electric Vehicles

19 October 2021

Peel Ports is to trial the recently launched Maxus e Deliver 3 electric van as it continues to expand its fleet of electric vehicles, helping to reduce CO2 emissions further and improve air quality across the port network.

The Maxus E Deliver 3 – built by SAIC – has a payload of around 850KG, it can potentially run for up to 213 miles on a single charge, and it is better equipped than other battery-powered rivals.

The vehicle will be assessed at The Port of Liverpool and Manchester Ship Canal. If the trial is successful, Peel Ports will look to begin rolling out the electric vehicle across its UK port network, adding to their existing fleet of 14 Renault Kangoo e-tech electric vans.

Malcolm Oliver-White, Group Head of Asset Management, said: “The current offer of electric vans are relatively lean, but the trial of the new Maxus e Deliver 3 electric van will support the business strategy of changing all the fleet by the end of 2022. Furthermore, this will also support positive environmental impacts as electric vehicles have no tailpipe emissions.”

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Peel Ports - additional 40 Electric Vans

Peel Ports will also take delivery of an additional 40 full electric Renault Kangoo and Vauxhall Vivaro E’s in the coming weeks, bringing the number of electric vehicles in the fleet to 54.

Lewis McIntyre, Managing Director Ports Services, said: “We are committed to minimising the environmental impact of our operations, and switching our fleet to electric by the of 2022 is a key part of our Net Zero strategy.”