ScottishPower makes green pledge as electric fleet rolls out
The green energy provider has pledged to electrify its entire fleet under 3.5 tonnes within the next decade.
It made the commitment after launching its first fully electric commercial fleet vehicles.
The new vehicles include ten Nissan eNV200 electric vans that will be used in communities across the country by SP Energy Networks as well as a new Pelican Yutong electric bus – the first of its type in Scotland – for Whitelee Windfarm Visitor Centre.
Representing investment of almost £1 million, the new electric vehicles complement the existing fleet of electric pool cars and partial hybrid 4x4s already in use across the group. It marks the start of a major transition to electrify all 1,200 vehicles under 3.5 tonnes by 2030.
Gemma Rankine, ScottishPower’s general services director, said: “As we work to reduce carbon emissions and achieve net zero targets, companies like ours must lead by example and show how we’re making the transition to a cleaner and greener future a reality.
“Creating an all-electric commercial fleet is a hugely important piece of the jigsaw and sends a strong signal to industry about the actions we all must take now if we’re to have any hope of achieving a zero-carbon future.
“This is just the latest step in our efforts to tackle the climate emergency, reduce our own emissions and show how we’re becoming a more sustainable business. Fossil fuel generation is a thing of the past for ScottishPower and we’re now on our way to making fossil fuel commercial vehicles obsolete too.”
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