Onto, a British subscription service for electric cars, has ordered 300 e-208 electric cars from Peugeot. A follow-up order has been received from Hull, UK where the municipal service provider Kingstown Works Limited, has ordered 13 purely electric Peugeot e-Experts.
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Renault received the last major order from Onto just this summer when the electric car subscription service ordered no less than 1,100 Renault Zoe. Now, the company is adding more electric cars from Peugeot.
Subscription provider Onto plans to add the 300 new e-208 GT Line cars to its fleet from the middle of this month. The electric car will be available from 449 pounds a month including VAT and 1,00o free miles. The package also includes insurance, breakdown cover, service and maintenance, vehicle tax and fees.
Onto is active exclusively in the UK and its range of electric vehicles already includes the Renault Zoe, Nissan Leaf, Hyundai Ioniq and BMW i3, but also the DS 3 Crossback E-Tense, Tesla Model 3 and Jaguar I-Pace. The supplier has currently closed the physical handover locations for the vehicles. Delivery, exchange and collection of the cars will now take place individually at the customer’s premises for £49.50 (around 55 euros). “Onto provides an accessible way for motorists to drive electric cars, and for some, it will be the first time they get behind the wheel of an EV,” says David Peel, Managing Director of Peugeot UK. With its range and ease of use, the e-208 is ideal for first-time users as well as experienced electric car drivers.
Meanwhile, Kingstown Works Limited, which operates on behalf of the City of Hull, has ordered 13 Peugeot e-Expert. The company is responsible for the maintenance of housing, street lighting and the city’s vehicle fleet. The new electric vehicles join several existing e-vehicles in the fleets of Kingstown Works Limited and the City of Hull. Peugeot had previously delivered 60 electric vehicles to the city alone. The Peugeot e-Expert costs in Great Britain from 32,965 pounds before tax (around 36,700 euros).
Update 18 November 2020: The order of the British e-car subscription service Onto at PSA is twice as high as reported on Monday. Besides the 300 Peugeot e-208, Onto has also ordered 300 DS 3 Crossback e-Tense. The DS 3 Crossback uses the same platform as the Peugeot e-208 and has the same technical data for the drive.
As a slightly higher positioned vehicle (DS is to be built as a premium brand of PSA) the DS 3 Crossback e-Tense is at 499 pounds per month slightly more expensive than the Peugeot. However, according to Martin Gurney, fleet manager of Groupe PSA in the UK, the initial demand is very high.
PSA has also received another order for an electric commercial vehicle from the UK: The British vehicle rental company Northgate Vehicle Hire is ordering 250 Peugeot e-Expert. The PSA e-transporter is available with two batteries (50 or 75 kWh) and in three different body lengths, but Peugeot has not said which of these will be on offer. Northgate has a fleet of over 110,000 vehicles in the UK, Spain and Ireland and specialises in the hire of light commercial vehicles. The e-Expert will be available for rent in 2021.
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