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Greener London couriers

Lewis Day couriers has become one of the first customers to buy a Vectrix electric motorbike, after ordering two vehicles for delivery staff working in London.

“We all have a responsibility to manage our own impact on the environment. As a transport business, we are particularly aware of this impact and are keen to invest in vehicles that enable us to achieve this goal,” Hylton Triesman, associate director of fleet and recruitment at Lewis Day, said.

“Our customers increasingly want to be assured that we are doing everything we can to provide a cost-efficient service whilst limiting damage to the environment.”

Lewis Day already has a fleet of 100 hybrid cars operating in the UK.

The Vectrix is an all electric motorbike, offering much of the performance of a 400cc scooter, but with a 125cc classification, making the bike accessible to anyone with a CBT licence (or having held a full driving licence for more than 5 years).

It has a top speed of 62 mph, can hit 50 mph in 6.8 seconds and can cover 68 miles between charges. It also has a 10-year battery life.

Last week, another Vectrix customer, City Sprint, was named Green Fleet of the Year in the annual Green Fleet Awards.

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