A new electric van initiative launched by FleetCheck has seen Paul Kirby added as an external adviser to the fleet software company’s consultancy resource.

As part of the move, the eLCV expert, who has just formed his own EV Essentials company, will work on a variety of projects, including a book-length guide for FleetCheck customers.

Peter Golding, managing director at FleetCheck, said: “There is widespread interest in van electrification among our users and we have formulated a new strategy to meet their needs.

“We have started a new programme of enhancements to our software to add to its functionality for eLCV operators and that work will be ongoing over the next few years.

“In addition, we will be providing consultancy on everything from electric van acquisition through to range management and running costs to driver training.

“We’re very pleased to be able to include Paul in this initiative. He is arguably the country’s foremost expert in the eLCV arena, and brings a huge amount of knowledge.

“One of the first projects that we are undertaking with him will be the creation of a new book-length eLCV guide for fleet operators, which we hope to release before the end of the year.”

Paul has worked within the motor industry for more than 25 years and as a van specialist for a number of companies including Vanarama and LeasePlan. He added: “I have known the FleetCheck team for a while and always been impressed by their expertise and professionalism. I’m very much looking forward to working with them and their customers as van electrification spreads across the fleet sector in the coming years.”