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Alstom Transport UK replaces diesel vans with plug-in hybrid Outlanders

Alstom Transport UK is rolling out 72 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV commercial vehicles for its new support vehicle fleet, replacing its previous diesel vans.

Sarah Gatley, corporate sales manager Mitsubishi Motors in the UK, hands the first of 72 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEVs over to Nadim Mehar, Alstom Transport UK & Ireland fleet manager

The high-speed and commuter train manufacturer has already received 10 of the Outlander PHEVs, which will drastically reduce running costs and the environmental impact of its fleet thanks to their 28-mile electric-only range; a particular benefit for urban areas. They can be charged to 80% in 20 minutes using a rapid charger. In hybrid mode, the Outlanders can also bring impressive fuel and emission savings on longer journeys too.

Supplied through LeasePlan, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEVs have been specially fitted out to meet the requirements of Alstom Transport’s operators, including bespoke racking in the rear to accommodate the technicians’ tools and equipment. They will go into service immediately across the Eastern and Southern Regions along with Alstom’s Train Care Depots throughout the UK.

Nadim Mehar, Alstom transport’s fleet manager, commented: “Ensuring that our low emission commitment is fulfilled in all aspects of our business, Alstom have looked to reduce our road-vehicle emissions, with Mitsubishi’s customised PHEV vans offering the perfect solution. Through our partnership with Mitsubishi, we will see our new fleet of purpose-built plug-in hybrid electric vans play their part in delivering mobility by nature.”

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Written by Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.

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