Speedy Hire played a major role in the numerous focus groups Modec organised during the vehicle’s development phase.
The business has claimed the first Modec with a tail lift and plans to expand its fleet during 2008.
The vehicles will be used for deliveries within London – the stop/start urban environment that the Modec has been designed for.
Mike McGrath, commercial director, Speedy Hire Plc, said: “We’ve introduced initiatives that have enabled us to reduce our average CO2 emissions by 14% over the last five years.
"We are continually looking for new and innovative ways to further improve our environmental performance and we’re excited about having the new Modec vehicles in our fleet.”
Speedy Hire is the seventh company to put Modec vehicles into service in the UK. Others include Tesco, Amey and Accord MP (who have highways maintenance contracts with TfL), Hildon Water, Islington Borough Council and Network Rail. High profile trials are ongoing and feedback continues to be extremely positive.