KeolisAmey Docklands has taken delivery of a mixed fleet of 27 Peugeot light commercial vehicles ahead of the introduction of London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone this April.
The joint venture between Keolis and Amey holds the franchise to operate and maintain the Docklands Light Railway and has deployed models from the Partner, Expert and Boxer van and crew van ranges, the Traveller Business passenger range and the Peugeot Built for Business conversions range.
The vehicles will be used for a wide variety of duties, with panel vans equipped by specialist converter Bott to carry the necessary tools and equipment.
“We have worked very closely with Peugeot, the supplying dealer Robins and Day Peugeot Maidstone and the converters, to ensure that the vehicles meet our requirements and are as future-proofed as possible for operation within the London Ultra-Low Emissions Zone that comes into force in less than a year,” said Daniel Tweede, fleet co-ordinator for KeolisAmey Docklands. “Peugeot’s low-emission vehicle range and flexible approach were important factors in securing the deal.”
The vehicles have been supplied with funding from the Groupe PSA Free2Move Lease business leasing division on a three-year, full maintenance contract hire agreement, which includes a replacement vehicle, where needed, within four hours. The vehicles are expected to cover between 8,000-10,000 miles per year.