LCC’s courier service operates eight weekly runs within Lincoln city and throughout the county, supporting the library services, inter-school deliveries and the city council’s internal mail system. When the service required a new vehicle, TransLinc’s expert Fleet Services team recommended the Smith Edison electric van.
Based on the Ford Transit van, the Smith Edison is a 3.5t electric vehicle and is capable of fulfilling the need for urban van and light commercial vehicle operations, without the environmental impact of a traditional diesel powered unit. The Smith Edison has a top speed of 50 mph, payload of 1,338 kg and a range of up to 150 miles from a single charge.
The Smith Edison van is the perfect vehicle for short, inner city routes and is perfectly suited to the work of LCC’s courier service. Increasingly we are seeing local authorities focus on reducing their environmental impact and we are constantly looking for new fleet vehicle to help our clients fulfil these reductions.—TransLinc’s National Sales Manager, Mark Werrell