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Ford Transit ECOnetic Vans boost green builder’s fleet

Gelder Group is driving towards a greener future with a new delivery of 10 Ford Transit ECOnetic vans.

The Lincolnshire-based Gelder Group chose the Ford Transit ECOnetic for its improved fuel economy and tax benefits and CO2 emissions. These new Ford Transit ECOnetic models will boost their fleet to over 200 vehicles, of which about 80% are supplied by Ford.

A Ford Transit ECOnetic van, equipped with a 2.2-litre TDCi 115PS diesel engine and six-speed gearbox, is equipped with a range of ECOnetic technologies including Ford's Smart Regenerative Charging and Advanced Battery Management System as standard and an optional ECO pack, including Auto-Start-Stop.

Ford's greenest Transit van features optimised engine mapping and longer gearing, along with aerodynamic wheel covers and a shift indicator to help achieve a class-leading 189g/km CO2 figure and a combined fuel economy cycle of 39.2mpg.

Gelder Group fleet manager David Leak said: "The new Ford Transit ECOnetic, with its improved fuel economy and lower emissions, is exactly what we were looking for and supports what we are aiming to achieve."

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