Cheshire-based Boughey Distribution has taken delivery of its first electric vehicle,the Volvo FE Electric, which is now fully-operational within the company’s Palletline fleet.

Following a successful three-month trial of the FE Electric model earlier this year, Boughey took the decision to permanently introduce the vehicle to its fleet.  Supplied by Thomas Hardie Commercials, the vehicle features a specifically designed livery to promote Boughey’s commitment to a sustainable future.

Aligned with the company’s efficiency goals, the vehicle’s standard 80% state-of-charge operating window guarantees peak performance, enabling a range of up to approximately 200km or 120 miles on a single charge.

Powered by a dynamic twin electric motor system capable of generating 400kW power and up to 850Nm torque, the FE Electric excels further with its 2-speed, 800Nm electric propulsion gearbox. Its energy storage traction system harnesses a robust 265 kWh total energy capacity across four seamlessly integrated batteries, two on each side, which ensure consistent power distribution and reliability.

Thomas Hardie’s New Vehicle Sales & Marketing Director, Steve Wilson, visited Boughey’s Wardle site to officially hand-over the new vehicle to Boughey’s Transport Operations Director, Neil Trotter.

Neil Trotter said, The delivery of our first electric vehicle represents a real milestone for us and we’d like to say a big thank you to Thomas Hardie for their supportthroughout the process of adding the Volvo FE to our fleet.

“We were very impressed with the vehicle’s performance during its recent trial with us and it’s now integrated within our Palletline fleet where it’s being used for the many shorter, more local journeys we make.

“Our ambition to become greener is a company-wide initiative, and we will continue to strive to take steps towards making our business better for the environment and our planet.  We have recently set out on a journey to become B Corp certified and the vehicle’s arrival has coincided with the submission of our initial B Impact Assessment which is currently in the evaluation queue.

Steve Wilson, Sales & Marketing Director for Thomas Hardie Commercials, commented, “The team at Boughey Distribution are setting a fantastic example by becoming an early adopter of this new generation of vehicles which are cleaner, greener and quieter – electrification is becoming a major consideration for operators, and it’s fantastic to see Boughey investing in this new technology.” 

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