Electric Honda E fleet supplied to Avant Homes
28 October 2020
Author: Sean Keywood
A fleet of 30 Honda E electric cars has been supplied to housebuilder Avant Homes.
The cars are said to have been introduced as part of a new policy by Avant Homes, which builds around 2,000 homes per year, to meet prospective buyers by appointment only at their preferred location.
The fleet has been supplied by retailer Stoneacre Chesterfield, in the biggest transaction the Tapton Lock dealership has ever brokered with a corporate client.
The leasing agreement for the fleet was handled by Lex Autolease.
Avant Homes chief executive officer Colin Lewis said: "We wanted to be able to meet our customers wherever was most convenient for them, so our idea was to be able to take Avant Homes to them on demand, and this led us to securing and introducing our new fleet of Honda E cars.
"We chose the Honda E so that we could not only provide our people with a state-of-the-art vehicle, but also minimise the environmental impact of the increased travel our sales team will be undertaking.
"The car's contemporary and exciting design also appealed to us due to our desire to be a housebuilder that is different from the competition. So, like Avant Homes, the Honda e embodies an excellent combination of innovation, practicality and fun."
Lewis said the firm has wanted to partner with a local business to secure the fleet, which led it to Stoneacre Chesterfield.
He added: "The service provided by the team there has been outstanding, and we can't wait to get the cars delivered to our team across our five regional offices."
Stoneacre Chesterfield regional manager David Harding said: "The popularity of hybrid and electric vehicles is rapidly increasing, so we were delighted to see Avant Homes select the Honda E as the vehicle of choice for their sales fleet.
"We're thrilled to be able to provide an affordable, efficient and stylish option, and help Avant Homes to optimise their customer experience."