One of the UK’s first suppliers of electricity and leading distributor of electrical equipment, Edmundson Electrical has invested in three Amperas, the European Chevy Volt extended-range electric vehicle (E-REV) cousin.

Edmundson Electrical’s Barking office Branch Manager, Jo Ellis has already covered his first 4,000 miles in his Ampera.

“I rely on my car for work and cover relatively high mileage each month including a daily commute of over 35 miles from my home to the office,” said Jo. “The E-REV technology in the Ampera means I get all of the benefits of an electric car but with none of the disadvantages such as range-anxiety. It feels just like a normal car.”

As part of Edmundson’s commitment to the environment, Jo has had electric vehicle charging facilities installed at both his home and his work place.

Ellis’s Ampera, which is expected to cover around 100,000 miles over its four years on the company’s fleet, has been joined by the arrival of the second Ampera, which will be driven by Danny Fegan, branch manager of the St. Helen’s office.

They will shortly be joined by a third Ampera at the Twickenham branch.

“Colleagues and friends have also commented on how smooth and quiet the electric motor is and were surprised that it feels like a normal car. I sometimes need to do a 500-mile trip in one day, long journeys are effortless, comfortable and relaxing, and the interior is very refined,” Ellis added.

Edmundson Electrical which was founded by Joshua Edmundson in 1801, went on to become one of the first suppliers of electricity in the UK and is now one of the leading distributors of electrical equipment to trade and industry.