CV Show: Sizing up electric solutions

Date: Thursday, May 9, 2019   |   Author: Steve Banner

Handsfree is the UK distributor for Paxster's electric four-wheeler

An electric four-wheeler with a claimed range of from 25 miles to just over 60 miles and a 200kg payload capacity was on display on Handsfree Group's stand, in parcel giant DPD's livery.

Made by Norwegian company Paxster, and suitable for urban last-mile delivery work, it comes with scooter-type controls. A lithium-ion battery pack is fitted with charging times ranging from four to ten hours depending on the pack selected.

Prices range from £15,000 to £18,000 depending on specification. Handsfree is the UK distributor.

Moving up the weight scale, Paneltex was promoting an all-electric refrigerated vehicle based around a Fiat Professional Ducato converted to battery power by BD Automotive.

Able to transport 1.1 tonnes of goods, it is a 4.25-tonner. It can be driven on an ordinary car driver's licence thanks to a government concession aimed at encouraging the use of zero-emission vehicles.

With a chilled section at the front, an ambient section at the back and equipped with an electric GAH fridge unit, the body is accessible from three sides, including through barn-type doors at the rear.




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