Sunday, 23 October 2011

Vauxhall becomes UK's largest Police Van supplier - Video

More police officers in the U.K. will be behind the wheels of General Motors products after Vauxhall Motors Special Vehicles becomes the country’s biggest supplier of low and intermediate police vehicles, winning contracts for six police regions.

The contract wins mean that 37 (71%) of the UK's 52 Police Authorities are now contracted to buy Vauxhall vehicles. The agreements - which will see the delivery of around 7,000 cars and vans over the next four years - include a broad range of Vauxhall models, including the Corsa, Astra, Insignia, Astravan, Combo, Vivaro and Movano.

Vauxhall provides a number of low emissions vehicles in the range under the ecoFLEX brand including Europe's firs Extended Range Electric Vehicle, the new Vauxhall Ampera, arriving in 2012. The Ampera has a range of up to 360 miles with a 0-62mph of 9 seconds.

Police fleet support was also important to consider for the tender process and is fundamental in maintaining the relationship with each region and Police Authority. Vauxhall has appointed two new dedicated Customer Car District Managers in order to cover this.

The list of the six police regions and the 37 police authorities for which tenders have been won includes:

  • Chiltern Transport Consortium – Thames Valley, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Civil Nuclear Constabulary, South East Special Operations and Counter Terrorism Units.
  • North East – Cleveland, Northumbria, Durham, West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Humberside.
  • East and West Midlands – West Mercia, West Midlands, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Leicestershire.
  • Scotland – Northern Grampian, Tayside, Central, Strathclyde, Dumfries and Galloway, Lothian and Borders, Fife.
  • South West – Devon and Cornwall, Avon and Somerset, Dorset, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire.
  • North West – Merseyside, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire


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