Midlands-based Lodge Tyres has taken delivery of eight electric Renault Kangoo vans on the back of fleet analysis by Pendragon Vehicle Management (PVM).
The vans were chosen after PVM’s Fleet Calculator tool analysed the firm’s existing fleet, mileage and trip profiles, and revealed that the Kangoo was the best van for the job. The Kangoo vans will be used for delivering tyres in an 80-mile radius and will save the company £20,000 annually in fuel costs and tax.
Jon Hilton, head of sales at PVM, commented: “PVM are firmly committed to reducing our CO2 levels and are excited about the potential of electric vehicles. Our team members are encouraged to make the transition to electric vehicles, whilst we also want to help other firms become more environmentally friendly. The use of electric vans not only vastly reduces a firm’s CO2 output, it also cuts costs.
“By delivering electric vehicles to firms, Pendragon Vehicle Management is supporting the BVRLA’s Plug-in Pledge, which demonstrated the leasing industry’s commitment to playing a vital role in delivering the Government’s Road to Zero vision.”
Andy Wills, group fleet manager from Lodge Tyres, commented: “Lodge Tyres are environmentally friendly and are committed to going fully electric in the future. The acquisition of electric vans is an important step in this direction, and for this we are grateful to PVM and Renault UK for their recommendation and delivery of the Renault Kangoo vans.”