With an estimated 12.5 million football boots across Europe and the USA ending up in landfill each year, the revolutionary scheme, developed by Sokito in partnership with an apparel recycling specialist, will see a trial of newly developed machinery that can break down old football boots into materials that can be re-used and ultimately re-made into new boots.
To support this initiative, Peugeot supplied Sokito with a fully electric e-Expert van to transport 400 pairs of old football boots from London to Italy to begin the trial.
With a journey of 3,218km to complete, the e-Expert is fitted with the larger of two battery options available, a 75kWh battery offering up to 329km of range (WLTP). The e-Expert’s 100kW rapid charging capability means a 0-80% charge can be completed in just 45 minutes.
The e-Expert left London on Oct 3, arriving in Tolentino, Italy in time for the machinery trial to begin on Oct 6, with the results then analysed over the course of the following month.
Available with either a 50kWh or 75kWh battery, the Peugeot e-Expert offers up to 230km and 329km of range respectively (WLTP), while customers also have a choice of two lengths (Standard and Long).
With a payload of up to 1,004kg and a load volume of up to 6.1m3, the e-Expert is a practical medium segment van, while offering all the advantages of the electric powertrain: lower running costs, a quieter driving experience, ease of driving, immediate throttle response, and no driving emissions.