New EVs for major Ironbridge project

Furrows Transit Centre have recently supplied and delivered two new electric Ford vans to Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust (IGMT), who are ready to start their major new project – ‘Conserving the Historic Estate’.

Thanks to funding from the National Heritage Memorial Fund, IGMT have secured £5.4 million to undertake conservation repair work over three years.

A new in-house operations team has been recruited to undertake routine maintenance tasks and will start work at Blists Hill this month. This team will be driving between the museum sites in the electric vans as part of IGMT’s commitment to improving sustainability and reducing its impact on the environment.

Lucy Oldnall, Project Manager – Conserving the Historic Estate said ‘The vans have been very popular with the new team who are thrilled to be able to drive these fantastic vehicles.'

Hayley Jay, Local Business Specialist at Furrows Group ‘The Ford E-Transit is the perfect vehicle for this project. I am delighted that we were chosen to supply these vehicles to Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust, and wish them well with their conservation work’

Ironbridge Gorge in Shropshire is an internationally recognised site of innovation and industry where the industrial revolution began. The museum is based in Coalbrookdale and has a unique connection with Thomas Parker, who was the inventor of the first commercial electric vehicle and manufactured his first electric car in 1884, using it for his daily commute.

Furrows Group have dealerships in Telford, Shrewsbury and Oswestry, and has been serving motorists in Shropshire and the surrounding areas for over 100 years. Suppliers of new and used cars and commercial vehicles, with aftersales departments including Service, Parts, Accident Repair and Express Repair Centres. Furrows Group is the one-stop shop for all your automotive needs –

Find out more about the ‘Conserving the Historic Estate’ project here -

Pictured below: Members of the 'Conserving the Historic Estate' team with Hayley Jay, Furrows Local Business Specialist, getting to know their new electric vehicles.