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Cheshire-based Boughey Distribution has taken delivery of its first electric vehicle - the Volvo FE Electric - following a three-month trial of the vehicle.

Supplied by Thomas Hardie Commercials, the vehicle features a bespoke livery to promote Boughey’s commitment to a sustainable future. The vehicle joins the company’s fleet of 144 trucks and 320 trailers and will be used for Palletline deliveries.

Boughey Distribution, which is based in Nantwich, said the truck can travel for around 120 miles on a single charge and is powered by a dynamic twin electric motor system capable of generating 400kW power and up to 850Nm torque and comes with a 2-speed, 800Nm electric propulsion gearbox.

Its energy storage traction system harnesses a 265 kWh total energy capacity across four integrated batteries, two on each side, to ensure consistent power distribution and reliability.

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Boughey’s transport operations director, Neil Trotter, said the delivery of its first electric vehicle represents a significant milestone for the company.

He added: “We were very impressed with the vehicle’s performance during its recent trial with us and it’s now integrated within our Palletline fleet where it’s being used for the many shorter, more local journeys we make.

“Our ambition to become greener is a company-wide initiative, and we will continue to strive to take steps towards making our business better for the environment and our planet. 

“We have recently set out on a journey to become B Corp certified and the vehicle’s arrival has coincided with the submission of our initial B Impact Assessment which is currently in the evaluation queue.”

Steve Wilson, Thomas Hardie Commercials sales and marketing director, added: “The team at Boughey Distribution are setting a fantastic example by becoming an early adopter of this new generation of vehicles which are cleaner, greener and quieter – electrification is becoming a major consideration for operators, and it’s fantastic to see Boughey investing in this new technology.”