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Fleet World Fleet Show: Citroën Electric Berlingo to make UK driving debut

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This advanced, 100% electric van builds upon Citroën’s experience of electric LCVs in the UK, which was gained with the first generation Berlingo Electrique launched in 1998.

The new Electric Berlingo incorporates the latest electric vehicle technology. The electric motor is positioned under the bonnet and the lithium-ion battery pack is located underneath the vehicle’s load deck. This means the load compartment of up to 3.7m3 and payload of 636kg is equivalent to that of a similar diesel-powered Berlingo van.

At the Fleet World Fleet Show, the Electric Berlingo will be available for visitors to drive both on public roads and on both the Grand Prix and Stowe racing circuits, giving fleets a chance to properly assess the vehicle's capabilities for their fleet. It will also be joined by around 200 other models from 21 manufacturers.

The test-drives are just one element of the Fleet World Fleet Show, which takes place on Wednesday 24th April and also offers an indoor exhibition area in the Silverstone Wing. This will play host to exhibits from a number of leading fleet service suppliers and providers.

And in addition, this year’s Fleet Show will boast one of the most extensive programmes of interactive fleet seminars ever assembled, with a host of expert presenters lined up to present fleet decision-makers with the very latest "hot" topics.
Held in the state-of-the-art Silverstone Wing conference centre and sponsored by ARI Fleet UK, the seminar programme includes Paul Nieuwenhuis, director of the Centre for Automotive Industry Research at Cardiff Business School, who will report back on the key findings of the ENEVATE (European Network of Electric Vehicles and Transferring Expertise) project.

Show organiser and managing editor of Fleet World, Ross Durkin, said: ‘Offering an unprecedented opportunity to get behind the steering wheels of the latest new launches such as the Citroën DS3 Cabrio, the Fleet World Fleet Show really is an unmissable event. We’ve already seen a very high level of registrations, so visitors are advised to get their registrations in as soon as possible.’

The Fleet World Fleet Show takes place on Wednesday 24th April at Silverstone.

For more details please phone 01727 739160, visit www.thefleetshow.co.uk or click here to register: http://www.thefleetshow.co.uk/for-visitors/visitor-registration

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