Bradshaw EVs and Classic French Vans singing from the same hymn sheet at Exeter Cathedral

George Barrow
January 17, 2022

Bradshaw Electric Vehicles has supplied an all-electric G4 Goupil vehicle to Classic French Vans for a project at Exeter Cathedral. 

Known as a converter of classic Citroen HY vans, Classic French Vans has created a number of bespoke catering and promotional vehicles for a range of customers from football clubs to the National Trust but were asked by the Dean of Exeter Cathedral the Very Reverend Jonathan Greener for a more user-friendly and greener option.  

Andrew Bennett owner of Classic French Vans eventually settled upon Bradshaw Electric Vehicles, a supplier of the Goupil electric road vehicle range. The French-made G4 Goupil vehicle is electric and is available with a long wheelbase ideal for the conversion and has a 68 mile range   

Bennett said: “The G4 Goupil all-electric vehicle was a huge draw to Classic French Vehicles as it provided us with a sustainable and seamless solution to our own customer’s requirements.

“Upon meeting with Bradshaw, we were instantly drawn to their professionalism and understanding of the task at hand as well as of the needs of our customer. Equally, we were highly impressed with how seamlessly they were able to convert the vehicle’s body without compromising the quality or performance of the vehicle.”

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George Barrow

George has been writing about nearly anything with wheels for the past 15 years and is the UK jury member of the International Van of the Year and International Pick-Up Award.

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