Editor's letter: the forgotten transport that needs electrifying

Who’s going to clean up the donkeys? The big, 3.5-tonne vans and derivatives that do the biggest mileage and stay on the road for the longest amount of time, and often have been fitted with bespoke cargo areas that cost several times over that of the donor van in the first place. Camper vans, ice cream vans, fridge vans, ambulances, supermarket delivery vans and the like. 

Bedeo, an electric vehicle company based in Farnham, Surrey, would like to lead that cleaning up and believes it is a world leader in retrofitting vans with modern, clean, efficient hybrid drivetrains, with its own proprietary electric motor and battery technology.

Its work is done to OEM standards and it currently has the contract to fit electric powertrains to Stellantis’s large electric vans at its plant in Turkey. 

Bedeo, then, has

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