A trial of ten Vauxhall Vivaro-e electric vans has been undertaken by engineering company Amey.

The vans will be used by Amey’s highways, waste, and facilities management businesses, with the aim of establishing specific requirements needed from the vehicles for each of the different sectors.

The trial is being held in partnership with Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions, and is due to last for six months.

Amey group fleet and plant director Tom Lawless said: “Trialling the use of electric vehicles across a number of our accounts at Amey will help us to understand any additional challenges each part of the business could face in the adoption of an electric-powered fleet.

“We can then plan for this and ensure we have the necessary solutions in place that facilitate the continued operational effectiveness we expect from our vehicles.

“Having already made significant progress in reducing the carbon output of our car fleet, we’re looking forward to continuing our work with Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions and analysing the results from this particular trial to help us transition to green vehicle fuel solutions for our commercial vehicle fleet.”