Commercial vehicle distributor Guest Truck & Van and specialist zero-emission truck manufacturer Electra Commercial Vehicles have signed an exclusive sales distribution agreement. The deal will see Electra products sit alongside Guest’s Iveco and Fiat Professional offerings across their network of 13 locations, to provide a comprehensive choice of alternative fueled commercial vehicle offerings in the UK, and will include supply and maintenance.
Blackburn-based Electra manufactures bespoke HGV electric chassis with glider chassis from several major manufacturers and provides a full range from 7.5 - 44 tonne gross weight. The company already has around 100 vehicles in service across multiple sectors, including municipal, logistics, refrigeration, food service, waste and recycling and aviation.
“Our teams have spent some considerable time working together, along with chassis manufacturers and our clients’ fleet managers to explore and develop products which we are confident are the ones that forward-thinking fleets need,” said Robert Spittle, Managing Director at Guest Truck & Van. “Electra has taken the right approach to develop products that are not only innovative but practical and reliable too, supported by solid, real-world research and in some cases data from vehicles that have spent more than four years in service.
“Guest has been part of Electra’s journey for a while now and formalising the agreement will give us the opportunity to fill a zero-emission gap in the fleets of our customers, as well as continuing to work with customers and Electra to develop more products for the future,” he added.
”This contract will considerably advance our brand and footprint within Guest Truck & Van’s operating region and add the proven technology of the Electra’ zero-emission product range to the already fantastic vehicle offering Guest provides,” commented Electra MD, Benjamin Smith.