The first wave of fleets participating in the Ford Transit plug-in hybrid van trial in London, UK, has been confirmed. The multi-million euro project will explore how lower-emission plug-in hybrid electric vans could support cleaner air targets, while boosting productivity for operators in urban conditions – the toughest working environment for commercial vehicles.
The project, supported by Transport for London (TfL), will involve a 12-month trial of 20 new Ford Transit PHEVs. The five fleets include the Metropolitan Police with two Transit PHEV vans – one marked for second response to traffic accidents and one unmarked as a forensic support unit. In addition, Transport for London will use three of the vans for freight duties.
May 3, 2017