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Reflex Vehicle Hire introduces mild hybrid welfare van

Flexible vehicle hire provider Reflex Vehicle Hire is offering a mild hybrid option within its welfare van range.

The mild hybrid welfare vans have gone on hire to a large customer that is carrying out works for HS2 and the rail sector

Developed in consultation with customers, the welfare van is based on the Ford Transit 350 L3 H3 Leader, which uses a 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel engine supported by a 48-volt mild hybrid system with a belt-driven starter/generator.

The EcoBlue Hybrid welfare van is also fitted with stop/start technology; the driver can adjust the coasting speed at which the automatic stop/start system operates, between 7mph and 12mph.

The welfare van, which can seat seven crew including the driver, features a kitchen with sink and microwave, a crew area, storage, water heater, electrical system with plugs and USB charging ports along with a built-in toilet.

It joins Reflex Vehicle Hire’s ‘Ready to Work’ range, with Reflex having overseen the design, build and signwriting process for the new hire vehicle, and is already in use with a major fleet operator working in the rail sector. Vehicles will be made available for customers on request.

Lisa Spong, Reflex Vehicle Hire sales director, said: “Our fleet customers are leading the way in adapting their fleets to support the government’s Road to Zero ambitions. We are working with our business customers to help with this transition by providing an extended range of fuel options for our specialist vehicles, not just standard vans.”

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Written by Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 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.

Natalie edits all the Fleet World websites and newsletters, and loves to hear about any latest industry news.

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