Train manufacturer Alstom is adding 72 Mitsubishi Outlander Commercial plug-in hybrids to its road fleet.
The vehicles, the first 10 of which have now been delivered, will be used by the company’s technicians, replacing diesel vans.
They have been modified for the role with special racking in the rear to accommodate the technicians’ tools and equipment, and will go into service immediately across the eastern and southern regions, along with at Alstom depots throughout the UK.
Mitsubishi UK general manager for fleet operations Clive Messenger said: “We’re thrilled that Alstom Transport has chosen the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Commercial to help it go green when replacing its high-profile fleet of diesel vans.
“We are confident the company will benefit from the lower running costs and legendary reliability that PHEV is known for, while its operators will enjoy a more refined car-like driving experience.”