British Gas adds Vauxhall Movano platform cabs to fleet
Based on the L3 long wheelbase platform cab, powered by the Movano's 2.3-litre 125PS diesel, the vehicles are fitted with specialist bodywork from Vauxhall-approved converter Trucksmith.
Using Trucksmith's KneeHi body as a starting point, specification includes a low-floor polycarbonate Luton body, finished in British Gas' sky blue colour scheme, with air management system above the cab and a high-grip rubber floor coating.
The vehicles will be run on a five-year operating lease through Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions.
Colin Marriott, general fleet manager at British Gas Centrica, said: 'We chose the Movano because it's one of the most fuel-efficient and reliable light commercial vehicles around. The environment in which they operate is not only specialised but demanding too, and we needed a vehicle that would carry and accommodate the load without any trouble.
'Of all the other makes and models that we looked at, the Movano best met all of our requirements. We chose the L3 wheel based body style to give sufficient load volume and payload as well as allowing low access. We were also impressed with the Movano's interior, which provides plenty of internal storage space for our engineers and is comfortable too.'
Marriott added: 'While it is still early days, the Trucksmith bodywork has had a positive effect on fuel consumption. For British Gas, which looks after 12 million British homes and one million businesses, choosing the right fleet vehicles is imperative in ensuring a good service to customers.'