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Could this be the example that all future converter workshops will follow?

Could we be looking at the potential blueprint that all future converter workspaces and workshops will have to follow?

That is because vehicle converter Bott recently opened a new, flexible workspace, which in future can be designated entirely to hybrid and electric vehicle conversion.

Located in Ashby de la Zouch in North West Leicestershire, the new £1m 1,200 square metre extension was opened in October.

The new building will provide up to 25 additional conversion bays, making a total of more than 80 flexible spaces on the site.

The workshop also has three pre-delivery inspection bays suitable for work on alternative fuel vehicles and six new flexible EV charge points able to react to power demands across the site. 14 more on site charge points are planned for 2020.

What’s more, the whole extension can also be separated off when required, enabling the Bott team to convert larger batches of vans in a segregated area. This will also restrict access where appropriate, to only those trained to work safely around electric and hybrid vehicles.

Bott MD Kevin Woodward said the company is now able to “maintain the flexibility required to deliver changing customers’ needs, including for EVs and future vehicle solutions.”