Electric drive piloted by car rental firm

Electric cars will be used to pick up customers under a pilot by a car rental firm.

Mr Ingram (left) and Mr Roberts charge a Peugeot Ion

Mr Ingram (left) and Mr Roberts charge a Peugeot Ion

Rental business Enterprise is to run a 12-month electric vehicle pilot, only within the M25 at the moment, involving eight Peugeot iOn cars.

The firm has also revamped 11 of its London branches by adding charging points to them as part of the Government's Plugged-In Places programme.

During the pilot Enterprise will look to increase its employees' knowledge and experience of electric vehicles, with the long term aimof adding them to their fleet.

Customers based within the M25 will have chance to experience electric vehicles as passengers with the company running a free pick-up service taking them to and from branches.

Enterprise director of business rental, Rob Ingram, said: "This trial will help us to explore the potential of these cars together with our first selected partner, Peugeot, which will also be able to use our network to obtain vital customer feedback.

"Because we have branches in neighbourhoods and high streets throughout London, the cars will be seen and experienced by all types of people."

Peugeot fleet sales director, Phil Robson, added: "Partnering with Enterprise is a terrific way to get more people exposed to the iOn and to electric cars in general, and we'll be fascinated by their feedback."

Luke Walsh


energy manager | eco towns


Energy efficiency & low-carbon
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