Modec is continuing its quest for world domination having made the jump across the Irish sea. In both Northern Ireland and the Republic proper, the electric truck company has good news to report. First, in the Republic the company has announced its official distributor will be the Ohm Group. Already an importer and an exclusive distributor of internationally branded cars and commercial vehicles for the past 35 years, Ohm will operate the franchise under the name "Modec Ireland" and begin the program with demonstrators in Dublin. They join 6 dealerships in London and Modec Netherlands to become the 8th outlet to supply the electric delivery truck.
Speaking of deliveries, Britain's largest retailer, Tesco, has launched a fleet of Modec delivery vehicles in Northern Ireland. The trucks will be used to bring customers' orders straight to their doors. After beginning with a pilot fleet at its Shrewsbury location last year and receiving lots of "hugely positive" feedback from customers, the company continues to reduce its carbon footprint with this latest rollout. Says Tesco manager Maxine Thelwell, "Not only are the new vans carbon neutral and pollution free they are also very quiet - a double benefit for urban environments. The introduction of the Modec vans is the next step in our commitment to reducing energy consumption." That's great for Ireland but we can't help but wonder when they will make the jump across the Atlantic and be offered up for sale as well as for show and tell.
[Source: Modec via Green Car Congress]