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Yorkshire Water drives 2020 electric vehicle plans

Yorkshire Water has deployed its first electric vans as well as switching to renewable energy in line with its plans for 20% of its van fleet to be electric by 2020.

Yorkshire Water has deployed 10 Nissan e-NV200 electric vans
Yorkshire Water has deployed 10 Nissan e-NV200 electric vans

The 10 Nissan e-NV200 electric vans have already joined its fleet and will be joined by at least 40 more by 2020 in a move to reduce carbon emissions by 5% while generating cost savings of around £536,000 over the seven-year life span of the vehicles.

The firm, which has secured ‘Go Ultra Low’ fleet accreditation is also using fully renewable energy electricity from Engie to power its operational sites.

The move comes as Leeds City Council presses ahead with Clean Air Zone plans, with the preferred option to affect pre Euro 6 HGVs, buses, coaches, taxis and private hire although cars and LCVs were considered too.

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Written by Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.

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