Fettes College takes on new electric catering truck

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One of the UK's most prestigious schools has taken on a second electric utility vehicle from ePower Trucks.

Fettes College in Edinburgh wanted a compact electric vehicle with off-road capabilities for mobile catering around its 90-acre site.

ePower Trucks worked closely with the school to provide an EV with a custom-made tarpaulin body for the aluminium cargo bed.

The truck, resplendent in the school’s distinctive magenta and chocolate livery, is used to provide light refreshments on the touchline for parents and other guests attending sports events.

Gemma Gray, director of marketing and PR at Fettes College, said: “Electric vehicles are quiet, clean and environmentally friendly, making them the perfect choice for Fettes.

“We had a very specific vision of the EV we wanted for sporting and athletics events – cleverly branded, efficient and able to handle the size and terrain of our campus.

"ePower Trucks worked closely with us to tailor the vehicles to our precise requirements. The end result is a practical truck that is also eye-catching; the refreshments we serve from it are greatly appreciated and the vehicle itself has garnered much praise from parents and visitors alike.”

The ClubCar Carryall 500 truck is a compact electric vehicle powered by lead acid batteries. It has a payload of more than 350kg and can tow loads of more than 540kg.

The catering vehicle is the second Carryall machine at the school.

The first truck, purchased last year, is used for housekeeping for its 11 boarding houses and for general estates management.

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