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Electricity pioneers add Ampera to fleet

Edmundson Electrical which was founded by Joshua Edmundson in 1801, went on to become one of the first suppliers of electricity in the UK and is now one of the leading distributors of electrical equipment to trade and industry.

As part of Edmundson's commitment to the environment, Barking office branch manager, Jo Ellis is using an Ampera and has had electric vehicle charging facilities installed at both his home and his work place. Ellis's Ampera, which will cover around 100,000 miles over its four years on the company's fleet, has been joined by the arrival of the second Ampera, which will be driven by Danny Fegan, Branch Manager of the St Helen's office. They will shortly be joined by a third Ampera at the Twickenham branch.

The vehicles are already proving a success, with Jo Ellis having now completed his first 4,000 miles in his Ampera.

‘I rely on my car for work and cover relatively high mileage each month including a daily commute of over 35 miles from my home to the office,’ he said. ‘The E-REV technology in the Ampera means I get all of the benefits of an electric car but with none of the disadvantages such as range-anxiety. It feels just like a normal car.

‘Colleagues and friends have also commented on how smooth and quiet the electric motor is and were surprised that it feels like a normal car. I sometimes need to do a 500-mile trip in one day, long journeys are effortless, comfortable and relaxing, and the interior is very refined,’ Ellis added.

Fleet marketing and Motability manager, Paul Adler said: ‘We are delighted that a company with such heritage has chosen to use Vauxhall's ground-breaking Ampera. I am confident that the company will continue to enjoy the versatility, durability and fuel savings from their Amperas.’

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 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. Natalie edits all the Fleet World websites and newsletters, and loves to hear about any latest industry news - or gossip.

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