Courier duo safe victory in 200-mile EV problem

Main courier agency take a look at out capabilities of electrical automotive expertise

A DUO from one of many nation’s main courier corporations has positioned first in a 200-mile EV problem testing electrical automotive expertise and capabilities throughout the nation.

Topped winners of The Tri-hub EV problem had been Eagle Couriers Jacqui Colter and Vivienne Wallace from our Head Workplace Operations Staff.

The problem, organised by Transport Scotland and ChargePlace Scotland (CSP), seen 11 groups made up of native Scottish companies embark on a 200+ electrical mile problem beginning and ending in Glasgow.

Groups had been tasked with navigating their approach round seven checkpoints and visiting three EV charging hubs to expertise the capabilities of charging infrastructure whereas selecting a driving model to maintain M/kWH low.

Vivienne mentioned: “The route wasn’t recognized till the day so we couldn’t plan forward for the place we’d cease to entry an EV level – it was a comparatively straightforward expertise and its establish that the nation is starting to get effectively geared up for modifications that lie forward.”

Jacqui and Vivienne had been topped the winners of the problem with a powerful 4.83 KWH successful determine!

Jacqui added: “It was a very enjoyable occasion and an effective way to expertise the capabilities forward of utilizing these car sorts sooner or later. The icing on the cake was defiantly bringing dwelling the trophy!”

Industrial Director at Eagle Courier, Richard Beaton mentioned “This problem has allowed Vivienne and Jacqui to expertise the extent of charging networks throughout the nation and establish what variations and challenges driving electrical autos presents – whereas in the end having a little bit of enjoyable and bringing dwelling a win was an additional benefit.

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Samuel Milne, Operations Supervisor for Eagle added “Eagle Couriers has made a substantial funding on EV within the final 10 years however the expertise hasn’t been fairly there to help deliveries from Scotland to England however it’s getting higher.

“We might welcome assist for SME’s to entry electrical autos and for them to be extensively accessible as we don’t have the shopping for energy like the large fleet operators. Nevertheless, as we transfer in the direction of web zero EV shall be approach ahead and we’re working with workers and prospects to see how this shall be carried out whereas remaining cost-effective.”

Eagle Couriers is Scotland’s largest impartial courier agency and safely collects and delivers 1000’s of time-critical items every day all through the UK.

The agency helps native authorities, authorities departments and personal enterprise – taking part in a pivotal position throughout the Covid-19 pandemic by delivering very important medicines to sufferers and take a look at kits to care houses on behalf of the NHS.