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Sky is taking delivery of 151 Ford Transit Custom PHEVs this year following the company’s participation in London trial of the vehicles as part...

Sky is taking delivery of 151 Ford Transit Custom PHEVs this year following the company’s participation in London trial of the vehicles as part of the vehicle’s testing programme. 

The media and entertainment company will use the vehicles in its engineers fleet and says the move is  part of its commitment to be net zero carbon by 2030.

Neil Wilson, Ford fleet director, said: “Our new plug-in Ford Transit works for businesses driving in towns because its development included input and learnings from city-based fleets including Sky.

“It had one of the 20 prototypes Ford loaned to 17 London fleets to understand real-world usage by collecting data on the test vans’ performance. I’m delighted that this early access impressed Sky enough for Ford to win this important and valued order.”

As a result of the 12-month trial, a geofencing feature specified on all vehicles by Sky was made available. The module automatically switches the vehicle to electric mode when entering a low-emission zone, or any other area specified for zero-emission driving.