Lift Shift and Store was delighted to win the LDV EV80 high-top panel van through an LDV competition in 2019, giving the company the opportunity to try an electric van despite not having considered it before. At first, the van drivers experienced range anxiety, but soon became confident doing 100 miles in the van and learnt to plan journeys optimally. Several different drivers use the van for last mile delivery services, covering around 6,000 miles a year. Lift Shift and Store typically carries furniture and the van’s 900kg payload is adequate for the work.
“We thought there was no chance an electric van would work for us. But now having used one for two years, we think it’s fantastic!”
John O’Neill, co-director, Lift Shift and Store
As well as its electric van, Lift Shift and Store operates three 7.5 tonne trucks and three 3.5 tonne Luton diesel vans.