Peel Ports Group takes on four electric pickups for Port of Liverpool police fleet

13 December 2023

Peel Ports takes on four electric pickups for Port of Liverpool police fleet

Peel Ports is delighted to announce the recent acquisition of four cutting-edge electric pickup trucks, supplied through its leasing partner, the Contract Hire specialist Activa. This investment underscores Peel Ports’ commitment to reducing its carbon footprint and embracing eco-friendly solutions in its day-to-day operations.

The four Police electric pickup trucks, Maxus P90’s, are an addition to the port’s security in conjunction with the police and represent a pivotal shift in Peel Ports’ vehicle fleet strategy. These eco-friendly Police vehicles offer numerous advantages, including reduced emissions and lower operating costs.

"We are thrilled to announce our latest investment in electric vehicles," said Malcolm Oliver White – Group Head of Asset Management at Peel Ports. He added, “These Police vehicles align perfectly with our environmental responsibility goals and demonstrate our commitment to a more sustainable future. We believe that by integrating the police electric pickup trucks into our fleet, we can set an example for others in our industry and contribute to a cleaner environment."

Key features of the newly acquired Port of Liverpool Police electric pickup trucks include:

  • Impressive driving range on a single charge, ensuring that Peel Ports Police can meet its operational needs without compromising productivity.
  • Rapid charging capability, reducing downtime and maximising efficiency.
  • Advanced safety features, including collision avoidance and driver assistance systems, ensuring the well-being of its valued employees.

Sales Resources Manager, Russell Horscroft at Activa commented “We are delighted to be able to support Peel Ports, knowing these vehicles we have supplied are part of a larger sustainability initiative reinforces our commitment to the business and we look forward to taking on more vehicles and running the account for Peel Ports.”

Martin Humphreys, Chief Officer, Port of Liverpool Police commented “The Port of Liverpool Police are pleased to be taking possession of 4 new fully electric, police liveried Maxus pickup trucks, the first police service in the UK to do so. In addition, we fully support the aims and environmental goals of Peel Ports and are confident that the vehicles will enhance our work to ensure the port remains a safe and secure environment”.