Over half of Chevin's fleet is now electric or PHEV
Chevin Fleet Solutions has announced that over half of its company vehicles are now either electric or hybrid.
A Tesla Model S, a Mercedes-Benz PHEV, Volkswagen Golf PHEV and a Hyundai PHEV now make up part of the company's fleet.
Additional green investment has made been through the installation of solar panels on Chevin’s Derbyshire based head office roof. Energy produced from the panels is used as ‘green’ fuel to power the fleet via two electric charge points. Plans are in place for additional charge points as other diesel and petrol-fuelled vehicles within its fleet are phased out.
Ashley Sowerby, managing director, Chevin, comments, “We found that since switching part of our fleet to electric and hybrid vehicles, our running costs are now much lower as we do our bit for the planet through reduced emissions.”
“Solar panels in effect provide ‘green’ fuel for the vehicles. Planning journeys to include charge points hasn’t really been an issue as they tend to cover daily drive requirements comfortably on a single charge.”
Chevin joined the Go Ultra Low campaign in 2016 with a commitment to ensure that at least five per cent of its fleet is electric by 2020. Chevin has exceeded this with over 50 per cent of its fleet vehicles now electric or electric hybrid.