NOTCUTTS take delivery of 15 more Electric Utility Vehicles
By Peter Driver
pleased to announce that Notcutts, the family owned firm of nurseries based at Woodbridge near Ipswich, has taken delivery of a further 15 E-Z-GO MPT utility vehicles. These latest electric powered vehicles, like their predecessors, will be used for towing trailers loaded with plants, shrubs and trees around the nursery grounds, as well as being used for general maintenance duties.
Production Director, Paul Masters commented, "We took delivery of an initial batch of 15 electric vehicles last year to replace our ageing fleet of compact tractors. They have proved so successful that we have ordered 15 more. The staff find them much quieter, easier to operate and they provide a more comfortable ride which minimises fatigue. They also dovetail into our environmental policy ensuring that we proactively minimise our effect on the local environment through best practice, wherever possible.
"These latest vehicles are the updated versions with a redesigned and strengthened frame, a wider front axle for improved ride and handling and a new corrosion protection system. They have 48-volt electric motors with eight 6-volt batteries providing the capacity to haul over 450kg. We routinely get 7-8 hours of productive work between recharging and have achieved over 10 hours during peak demand in late spring and early summer."