Citroen Commercials have received an order for 30 for their electric e-Dispatchs from UK-based compliance and energy services provider, Sureserve Group. All the new vans were delivered throughout June and represent Sureserve Group’s commitment to deliver environmentally sustainable services across their various operations which is becoming a key decision driver for many corporate entities concerned about climate control.
Sureserve Group placed orders for Citroën ë-Dispatch Enterprise vans with Medium ‘M’ body length and the larger 75kWh battery, to meet their varied requirements Duties undertaken by the 100% electric vehicles include serving customers in the social housing, public buildings and education markets across the UK. Sureserve Group’s decision to add Citroën ë-Dispatch to its fleet follows a host of other institutions taking the same step, including Varitech Systems and Falkirk Council. These organisations have very different needs and requirements, but are united by their drive to reduce the environmental impact of their day-to-day services and to reduce operating costs.
Dean Williams, Group Fleet Manager at Sureserve Group, commented: “We have always sought to manage our fleet of commercial and company vehicles to the most efficient standards available, and the addition of 30 new Citroën ë-Dispatch vans will start the next stage in our journey towards a greener and more economical fleet, with further additions planned in the future. As well as the environmental value in using zero emissions vehicles, we are encouraged by the potential cost savings, and with fewer moving parts, less requirements for servicing, maintenance and repairs.”
Citroen e-Dispatch specification
The Citroën ë-Dispatch has a choice of two batteries and is capable of up to 143 miles (WLTP) with the 50kWh battery option, or up to 205 miles (WLTP) with the larger 75kWh battery pack and can be charged at home or on site through a 7kW wallbox, or via a super-fast public charging station at speeds of up to 100kW that can re-charge the battery to 80% of capacity in just 30 or 45 minutes, for 50kWh and 75kWh versions respectively.
The battery has been positioned under the floor of the vehicle to maintain maximum load space, providing up to 6.6m3 of load volume and a payload of up to 1,002kg and is available in a choice of three trim levels (‘X’, ‘Enterprise’ and ‘Driver’), three lengths (‘XS’, ‘M’ and ‘XL’), and two battery sizes (50kWh and 75kWh).