NEW ELECTRIC WORK BUGGIES JOIN GROUND-BREAKING HIRE FLEET
A Norfolk business which is gaining a national reputation in the all-electric utility vehicles market has added a powerful new vehicle to its fleet: a 4x4 electric work buggy.
Electric Wheels, based in Little Cressingham, was the first company in the UK to offer all-terrain electric utility motorbikes for long- and short-term hire to the agriculture, tourism conservation, event management, estate management and recreation sectors.
Now the company is expanding its fleet with the practically silent, zero emission buggies – and they have already been put to work at events such as the Hampton Court Garden Festival, the House Festival at Kenwood House in Hampstead, the First Light Festival on Lowestoft beach, and at the O2 in London.
The road-legal buggies can cover up to 45 miles on a single charge, and can carry two people and a cargo load of 227kg – as well as towing up to 680kg. The four wheel-drive vehicles can tackle the toughest terrains, reaching speeds of up to 25mph.
“As more and more businesses become aware of environmental issues, traditional diesel-powered work vehicles are rapidly falling out of favour,” said Chris Hurdle of Electric Wheels, who also runs a successful event management business.
“Up until now, the options for low and zero emissions utility vehicles have been very limited. We are aiming to open up that market, and the electric work buggy is the latest in a series of innovations which are rapidly grabbing attention in various different markets.
“There has been particular interest from the events sector, but we are also getting enquiries from farmers, country estate managers and the security industry. We believe we have tapped into a huge potential market with our growing range of zero emissions, practically silent utility vehicles.”
The electric work buggies are available for long- and short-term hire, as well as for purchase. They join a growing fleet of vehicles, including the unique 2x2 electric work bikes which were launched in the UK by Electric Wheels earlier this year.
Full details on the whole range of electric utility vehicles available from Electric Wheels can be found at www.electricwheelshire.co.uk.