New electric van for RNLI

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) may be taking out new van insurance after taking delivery of a new electrical vehicle.

According to the Institute of Transport Administration, the Mega Multitrucks van will be used by the organisation’s headquarters in Poole, Dorset.

David Tidman, transport manager for the RNLI base in Poole, said the organisation is “very conscious” of its responsibilities to the environment.

The electric van will enable it to reduce its emissions and noise levels, Mr Tidman explained.

“As a charity that relies on voluntary contributions, we closely monitor all of our costs. This electric Mega Multitruck costs less than 2p per mile to run, so it will help us make significant savings,” he added.

In related van insurance news, Renault has announced details of its new range of Kangoo vans.

The manufacturer said the new vans, which are priced from £8,690 excluding VAT, will be available from dealers in November.

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