Furniture Village is committed to using electric vehicles in its fleet

Fully electric: Furniture Village rolls out 25 Peugeot electric vehicles to fleet

UK retailer Furniture Village is rolling out 25 Peugeot electric vehicles as it looks to upgrade its fleet of staff cars with environmental welfare in mind.

The e-2008 electric vehicles will be used by Furniture Village’s field and store managers as they travel between the retailer’s UK locations, and they will also be used during visits to customers’ homes.

Peugeot’s electric vehicles are powered by a 50kWh battery connected to a 136hp electric motor, allowing them to travel up to 214 miles on a single charge. All 25 are in ‘allure premium’ trim, and include 17-inch diamond cut alloy wheels and a gloss black finish for the rear bumper and roof rails.

As part of wider moves to reduce its impact on the environment and support the UK’s push to greener transportation, Furniture Village is also currently installing charge points for electric vehicles at all of its stores and fulfilment centres across the UK.

According to Peugeot, the e-2008s offers a range of charging options, including 100kW rapid charging capability, which facilitate a 0-80% charge to be completed in 30 minutes.

Charlie Harrison, commercial director at Furniture Village, called the e-2008 “the ideal car for us as we make the important decision to adopt a fully electric fleet”.

“With its range of over 200 miles and rapid charging capability, the e-2008 is well-suited to the needs of our employees as they travel to and from our 54 stores and 12 fulfilment centres nationwide and customers’ homes,” he explained.

Julie David, managing director at Peugeot UK, added: “We’re thrilled that Furniture Village has chosen the e-2008 as the car with which to move to a fully electric fleet – it’s great to see companies like this leading the way in the transition to electrification.”

Several retailers are on the path to introducing electric vehicles across their fleets.

Supermarket chain Asda announced last year that its fleet of staff vehicles will consist only of electric company cars by 2025.

The retailer said the shift away from diesel and petrol to electric company cars is expected to remove 2,411 tonnes of CO2 from the retailer’s operations between 2021 and 2025.

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