Anglian Water introduces 10 new electric vans to work fleet
Anglian Water has introduced 10 new electric vans to its fleet in a bid to reduce the company's fleet emissions and achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.
The company, which currently spends more than £4.5million on diesel every year, will reduce their carbon emissions with the introduction of more electric vehicles into their fleet.
Anglian Water vans currently cover 22 million miles on the road each year, the equivalent of going to the moon and back 24 times. The new electric vans can only travel 100 miles before they need recharging, so will be used for Anglian Water employees who conduct more localised visits.
The company has installed electric charging stations across a number of their sites, enabling both the company and its employees to recharge their electric vehicles on-site. With less maintenance and cleaner carbon footprints, the new vans will provide an opportunity for the company to cut their energy usage and become even more efficient.
Stewart Lightbody, head of fleet services at Anglian Water, said: "Reducing both fleet emissions and our carbon footprint are key for us. We were one of the first companies to sign up to the Clean Van Commitment, which has been created by Global Action Plan, to speed up the switch to zero emissions vans.
"Our first 10 vans are another key step forward towards our ambition to be completely carbon neutral by 2050 and we are excited to see how quickly we might be able to expand their use in our fleet."