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Activa supports Peel Ports with its sustainability goals

Peel Ports, the second largest port group in the UK, is taking a significant step towards environmental sustainability with the recent acquisition of four cutting-edge electric pickup trucks, supplied through its leasing partner, the Contract Hire specialist Activa. This investment underscores Peel Ports’s commitment to reducing its carbon footprint and embracing eco-friendly solutions in its day-to-day operations.

The four Police electric pickup trucks, Maxus P90’s, are an addition to the port’s security in conjunction with the police and represent a pivotal shift in Peel Ports’s vehicle fleet strategy. These eco-friendly Police vehicles offer numerous advantages, including reduced emissions and lower operating costs.

Activa offers industry leading fleet management services allowing customers to fully rely on its highly experienced support teams and range of services including telematics, rapid provision of cars and breakdown cover.

“We are thrilled to announce our latest investment in electric vehicles,” said Malcolm Oliver White – Group Head of Asset Management at Peel Ports. He added, “These Police vehicles align perfectly with our environmental responsibility goals and demonstrates our commitment to a more sustainable future. We believe that by integrating the police electric pickup trucks into our fleet, we can set an example for others in our industry and contribute to a cleaner environment.”

Key features of the newly acquired police electric pickup trucks include:

  • Impressive driving range on a single charge, ensuring that Peel Ports Police can meet its operational needs without compromising productivity.
  • Rapid charging capability, reducing downtime and maximising efficiency.
  • Advanced safety features, including collision avoidance and driver assistance systems, ensuring the well-being of its valued employees.

Sales Resources Manager, Russell Horscroft at Activa commented “We are delighted to be able to support Peel Ports, knowing these vehicles we have supplied are part of a larger sustainability initiative reinforces our commitment to the business and we look forward to taking on more vehicles and running the account for Peel Ports.”

Peel Ports looks forward to reaping the environmental and economic benefits of its investment in electric vehicles, setting an example for other companies in the sector and beyond.

Martin Humphreys, Chief Officer, Port of Liverpool Police commented “The Port of Liverpool Police are pleased to be taking possession of 4 new fully electric, police liveried Maxus pickup trucks, the first police service in the UK to do so. In addition, we fully support the aims and environmental goals of Peel Ports and are confident that the vehicles will enhance our work to ensure the port remains a safe and secure environment”.

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