What Van? Britain’s largest van buyers guide has announced its annual awards for 2013.
What Van? Awards are amongst the most sought after independent
accolades in the industry and in 2013. They recognise the outstanding
performers in 12 crucial light commercial vehicle categories as well as
revealing the winner of the prestigious What Van? 2013 Van of the Year.
year the panel of What Van?’s s editorial staff draw on expertise
gathered over decades of experience to select the vans, brands and
innovations they believe most merit gaining a prize.
Innovation Award for 2103 has been awarded to the EA t-001, the prototype for a lightweight hybrid -electric van that
Emerald Automotive believes could revolutionise large delivery fleets.
t-001 is a bold and exciting plan that has the potential to lead the
light commercial vehicle market in terms of a genuine usable
low-emission alternative to the traditional diesel engine,”
said What Van? Editor Paul Barker.
“We’ll be watching with interest as the project develops, we like what
we’ve seen so far, and hopefully it will come to fruition to give
established manufacturers something serious to think about."
CEO Andy Tempest says "gaining
this award from What Van? Is testament to the impact to the market
place that our extended range electric Van will bring. It offers fleet
operators reduced CO2 emissions and reduced running costs whilst
maintaining payload and range capability".
Read more about the technology behind the EA-t-001 here ...