British police will receive 1,500 new PeugeotsSeptember 17, 2020
The UK Fire Department and Police are receiving a fair amount of new Peugeot vehicles. A new deal has been signed between emergency services and the French manufacturer to supply a total of 1,500 vehicles.
Brexit doesn’t appear to have made much of a difference in the country as a new deal has been struck between the UK government and French Peugeot to supply police and fire trucks. In total, Peugeot will deliver cars to 38 different stations. Almost the entire model range of the brand ends up in emergency services. This means the extension of the agreement between Peugeot and the UK government, which has existed since 2015. A total of 5,000 Peugeot vehicles have been delivered since then.
This year, 611 out of 1500 cars have already been delivered. Police or fire service stripes can be of different shapes and sizes. There are (e-) 208, 308, 508, 3008, 5008, Partner, Expert and Boxer. The 208 is likely to be used primarily in urban areas, while the 308, 3008, and 5008 are for medium range. The 508 is likely to become a new (mostly secret) vehicle for surveillance and pursuit of highway speed offenders. Partner, Expert and Boxer are, of course, particularly suitable as detention vans or for auxiliary tasks.
In the past, police and fire brigades in the United Kingdom often used vehicles from the British Vauxhall, which is now, of course, the sister brand of Peugeot. After all, these cars often came off the assembly line on the island itself. With the brand now under PSA control, Vauxhall may be a more logical choice than Peugeot. In the end, the money will end up going to the same group, but the cars have a more British flavor. It is unknown if this will change in the future or if Peugeot will keep the deal as it is.
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