Software firm Fleetcheck has added Paul Kirby as an external advisor, as part of a new electric van initiative.
Kirby, who recently formed his own EV Essentials company, will work on a variety of projects, including a book-length guide for Fleetcheck customers.
He has worked within the motor industry for more than 25 years, and as a van specialist for companies including Vanarama and Leaseplan.
Kirby said: “I have known the Fleetcheck team for a while and always been impressed by their expertise and professionalism.
“I’m very much looking forward to working with them and their customers as van electrification spreads across the fleet sector in the coming years.”
Fleetcheck managing director Peter Golding said: “There is widespread interest in van electrification among our users and we have formulated a new strategy to meet their needs.
“We have started a new programme of enhancements to our software to add to its functionality for eLCV operators and that work will be ongoing over the next few years. In addition, we will be providing consultancy on everything from electric van acquisition through to range management and running costs to driver training.
“We’re very pleased to be able to include Paul in this initiative. He is arguably the country’s foremost expert in the eLCV arena, and brings a huge amount of knowledge.
“One of the first projects that we are undertaking with him will be the creation of a new book-length eLCV guide for fleet operators, which we hope to release before the end of the year.”