Today Ashwoods delivered 10 Ashwoods Hybrid Transit Vans to Royal Mail. The vehicles are scheduled to go into service from the 27th September in and around the London area. The vehicles are part of the Low Carbon Vehicle Procurement Programme (LCVPP), run by Cenex, and Ashwoods are pleased to be working with such a high profile customer. Mark Roberts, Managing Director of Ashwoods said “We are delighted to be supplying our vehicles to such a high profile fleet customer and this demonstrates that the technology is suitable for even the most demanding drive cycles in the fleet industry”.
Ashwoods has been nominted for the IT Innovation award for the development and commercialisation of the Ashwoods Fuel Logger.
The Ashwoods Data Logger: Conveniently housed in the sun visor the Ashwoods Data Logger is a GSM based device that fits neatly into the sun visor. Fuel data is sent instantly to the Ashwoods website, where customers can securely login and track the “true MPG” achieved for each vehicle within their fleet. It rivals any other telematics and telemetry provider in the commercial vehicle industry by taking actual fuel filled data and total mileage.
Currently the system is being used by over 100 vehicles in the public sector with strong interest and further orders for over 500 units next year.
The systems ease of use has led members of the LCV industry to say that as a stand alone product it allows them to monitor their fleets in a fashion that reduces fuel theft, unauthorised personal mileage and increases operational availability and ease of servicing through mileage logging.
The system was developed in house by Ashwoods and all major components and manufacturing takes place in Exeter at Hybrid House.
The ADL is just one of many products being developed and commercialised at Ashwoods Automotive.
The Greenfleet 2010 Awards took place on the 7th October at the Emirates Stadium in London.