Limesquare, investing in the future. Bringing our customers the benefits of electric vehicles, today.
Limesquare has invested in the future taking delivery of a fleet of Peugeot Partner Electric vans, giving customers the opportunity to operate vehicles which are environmentally friendly and enjoy vastly reduced running costs. Thanks to being exempt from VED tax and the London congestion charge and with vehicle running costs of pennies per mile, these vans are ideal for a city based operator.
Today's technology has allowed for range and payload limitations of electric vehicles to no longer be a factor when deciding on the ideal vehicle for your business. The Peugeot Partner Electric allows 106 miles between charges with a maximum speed of 68 mph. Just like a petrol or diesel engine, this is affected by driving style and the power drain of auxiliary systems like heating or radio, but even so it is a respectable figure. The battery can be charged in 12 hours using a standard three pin domestic mains connection. However, if you have a dedicated car charging point this time is reduced to 8 hours, perfect if the van is parked up at a depot overnight. Alternatively, find a rapid charging station and you can get up to 80 per cent capacity in just 35 minutes.
The load space is 3.3 cubic metres, big enough for 2 Euro pallets and payload is broadly similar to the entry level petrol and diesel engines at 636kg. Entry to the load compartment is made through 180 degree-opening rear doors or a left hand sliding side door.
Quiet to drive, the Partner Electric feels almost exactly the same behind the wheel as the conventionally powered van. The Partner Electric is started as normal with a key and driven as you would in an automatic. Another advantage of driving an electric vehicle is the instant power delivery. There is one gear and all 200Nm of torque is available as soon as you press the accelerator.
The Partner Electric comes with all standard features such as deadlocks, electric windows and mirrors and a CD radio, plus air con and cruise control. So, to take advantage of lower running costs and no emissions to harm the environment, contact your nearest Limesquare depot and embrace the future, today.
By Lawrence Robertson