Charity Cats Protection has extended its fleet sole supply arrangement with Peugeot and added the electric e-Expert van to its fleet.
The feline charity, which helps around 200,000 cats and kittens every year, has used Peugeot vehicles since 2012 and entered an exclusive arrangement in 2019.
It adds around 50 vans per year to its fleet and also operates a number of Peugeot cars.
Dawn Widgery, Cats Protection fleet and facilities administrator, said: “We have been using Peugeot cars and vans since 2012 to undertake activities such as delivering cats to their new owners, doing vet runs and making shop visits. We chose Peugeot because they offer a wide choice of vehicles – including electric vans which we started trialling with success at a selection of our urban sites in 2020 - and because they offer good value for money.”
Cats Protection uses its fleet of Peugeot vehicles to support its on-going day to day activities, including taking animals to and from the vets. During the pandemic when adoption centres closed, the charity launched its virtual adoption scheme Hands-Free Homing and used Peugeot vehicles to deliver cats to their new homes.
Julie David, managing director of Peugeot UK, added: “We are very pleased to be continuing our relationship with Cats Protection to help secure the welfare of cats across the UK. Cats Protection provide an outstanding service supporting vulnerable animals across the country and we are more than happy to do whatever we can to lend a hand. We hope that our vehicle fleet provides the practical support necessary for Cats Protection to carry out its work and continue its efforts re-homing cats to welcoming families across the country.”
The new e-Expert will help the charity transport and rehome cats in UK towns and cities. All LCVs operated by Cats Protection are fully wrapped in a feline-friendly livery, making the vans recognisable across the country.
The e-Expert has a maximum payload of 1,226Kg and a load volume of up to 6.6 cubic metres. It has a range of up to 205 miles and is available with either a 50kWh or a 75kWh battery.