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BMW i3 joins Hitachi Capital fleet

The company has opted for the range extender i3 to meet employee needs, backed up by the EV charging points at its Newbury office and Trowbridge site.

The new vehicle joins the company’s existing Nissan LEAFs and Vauxhall Ampera that it has been running since 2011. Hitachi Capital Commercial Vehicle Solutions has also supported alternative fuel vehicle trials with Nissan and British Gas, which saw 28 pure electric vans used by engineers in regular service – as a result an order for an additional 100 pure electric Nissan e-NV200 vehicles was placed in 2014.

Tim Bowden, head of operations at Hitachi Capital Car Solutions, commented: “Over just the last five years we have seen countless new technologies come to the market. From smart phones and tablets to pure EVs and now even driverless cars, technology is part of our everyday lives. At Hitachi Capital, our mission is to enable our clients access to and the ability to take full advantage of new technology, ensuring its success in the marketplace for a greener, cleaner future.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 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. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.