2005 Q ELECTRIC QEV 70A Electric Milk Float - £15,000 ONO
For sale is a very rare Q Electric milk float Bluebell, holder of the Guinness World Record for the longest journey ever made by an electric milk float (officially measured at 1,031 miles in summer 2015).
The vehicle has been converted to an extremely high standard, with the addition of a fully enclosed rear, including fitted windows and catering hatch hinged on gas-struts, making it ideally suited as either a leisure vehicle (it can be used as a campervan), or for a range of business uses, such as catering or as a mobile stage or workshop space.
Designed by the Bluebird team, and with an overall length of just under 5 metres, Bluebell is longer and faster than most milk floats, travelling at an average speed of 20mph, and capable of travelling up to 60 miles on a single charge. A new set of Hawsker batteries were fitted in June 2017 at a cost of £6,000, and are still under warranty.
2 x Zivan hi-frequency chargers have been fitted in the main cab, which allow the batteries to charge up from a normal wall socket or camp-site hook-up (unlike most milk float batteries which rely on heavy and inefficient chargers that require a 32-amp charging point).
In addition to this the motor was re-built in 2015, and a new controller and foot-pedal fitted, which means the main working parts are now all as new. Bluebell was serviced by the company I bought her from in 2015, and again in June 2017.
As well as being environmentally friendly, Bluebell is economical to run, with no road tax to pay, and a full charge costing around £2. Also fitted are 2 x 175 Watt solar panels, with a custom-built frame that allows them to rest above the roof, giving ventilation and preventing cracking of the roof.
The solar panels are wired into 2 x 110 Ah quality leisure batteries via an MPPT controller, supplying an 800 Watt Durite Pure Sinewave Inverter for 240V power, and includes a hard-wired cable that connects to a 24V battery charger for topping up.
Ive used Bluebell as a mobile stage for the past 2 years, performing music around the UK, travelling from Norfolk to the Edinburgh Fringe and back in summer 2015, which gained the Guinness World Record for the longest journey by electric milk float. Im currently planning a new musical adventure, which means it is time for Bluebell to also begin a new chapter in her history.
Bluebell is certainly an eye catcher, with a beautiful stylish design that turns heads wherever she goes. If you want a great advert for your business, Bluebell is definitely a winner shes a record breaker!
Viewings are welcome, payment by to be made by bank transfer prior to collection from Somerset.
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