National Highways orders fleet of Toyota bZ4X electric SUVs

National Highways is electrifying its fleet with by ordering 51 Toyota bZ4X[1] fully electric cars for its team of inspectors. Responsible for managing England's motorways and major A-roads, National Highways aims to achieve net zero by 2030, with non-traffic officer vehicles 100% electric by 2027, and its traffic officer fleet following by 2030. "We operate more than 1,300 vehicles, so introducing new EVs helps accelerate our journey to net zero," said Andy Butterfield, National Highways' operations customer service director.

"This is a huge step towards that commitment. We will continue to invest in green and electric vehicles as the technology becomes available, meeting the Government's road to zero strategy." The new Toyotas, supplied through the fleet team at Steven Eagell Toyota, will be used daily by operational highways Inspectors to assess the UK's strategic road network, identifying and reporting defects for repair and restoration.

Neil Broad, general manager for One Toyota Fleet Services, said: "In choosing which vehicles to use, National Highways priority was not simply to adopt electric power. It also needed to be certain that the vehicles would be reliable, day in and day out. "That's where bZ4X fits the bill perfectly, benefiting both from Toyota's leadership in electrified technologies and its proven reputation for delivering quality, durability and reliability."

Toyota is one of 34 manufacturer brands confirmed for this year's Company Car in Action (CCIA), taking place at Millbrook Proving Ground, Bedfordshire, on June 12 and13. Brands confirmed for CCIA are Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Audi, BMW, BYD, Citroen, Cupra, DS Automobiles, Fiat, Ford, Genesis, Hyundai, Jeep, Kia, Lexus, Maserati, Maxus, MG, MINI, Nissan, Omoda, Peugeot, Polestar, Renault, Seat, Skoda, Smart, Suzuki, Tesla, Toyota, Vauxhall, Volkswagen, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and Volvo. The event also offers fleets the chance to network with major brands' fleet teams as well as hear from expert speakers who will present on key topics in our daily seminar sessions.

This year they will look at workplace electric vehicle charging and also feature a panel of manufacturer brand fleet representatives discussing future products, BEV transition and technology developments. Register now[2].


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