Ford has confirmed the first UK delivery of its new fully electric E-Transit minibus to a country home in Hampshire, a landmark step towards decarbonising the crucial sector.
The 15-seat minibus, delivered by PHVC Minibus and Fleet Suppliers (PHVC), includes advanced features such as adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning and automatic emergency braking, boosting driver safety, along with ample space for the driver and 14 passengers.
The vehicle was ordered by the White House in Curdridge, Hampshire, a country home that cares for people living with dementia, enabling staff to transport residents to and from the home, such as for off-site excursions.
Paul Huxford, Managing Director at PHVC, said: “We are delighted to be the first to deliver the all-new fully electric Ford 15-seater.
“This vehicle represents the future of transportation, and we are proud to be at the forefront of the transition to sustainable transport in the UK.”
Julie Harrison, Manging Director of The White House, added: “We are thrilled to be the first in the UK to receive the E-Transit.
“We are committed to reducing our carbon footprint and providing our residents with the highest levels of comfort and convenience, and this vehicle is the perfect solution for us.”