Energy Assets Group is to take delivery of 115 new vans, chosen for both their safety credentials as well as lower emissions and improved fuel efficiency.
Arriving before the end of the year, the new vehicles, comprising 86 Citroën Dispatch vans and 29 MAN TGE vehicles, are being deployed across England and Wales in part as a replacement for existing vehicles while also meeting growing demand for the company’s meter installation and utility network construction services.
Liveried in the Energy Assets branding, the new vehicles will incorporate metal racking systems (see fitout video here) to meet the specific needs of the company’s gas and electricity energy meter installation engineers and its utility network construction operatives.
Commenting on the reasons for selecting the Dispatch and TGE vans, Tommy Knott, Energy Assets’ supply chain manager, said: “The safety of our drivers and other road users has been a key priority in the specification of the vehicles, with all vans incorporating important features such as hands-free communication, speed limiters, reversing cameras and forward facing dashcams, along with systems that make life easier on the road, such as sat navs and air conditioning.
“The vehicles are also fitted with tracking systems that will automatically record and report any unusual incidents and manoeuvres in the interests of safety for our operatives and other road users.”
These latest vehicles follow on from 33 new vans recently added to the Energy Assets commercial fleet based at Alva in Scotland.