Property and facilities management services group Pinnacle Group has started its transition to an all-electric fleet with support from fleet management company Fleet Alliance.
Pinnacle operates from more than 100 locations across the UK and is looking to change about 500 LCVs from diesel to all-electric power under its Carbon Net Zero road map.
Several months ago the business set up a ‘Project Electrify’ team, alongside Fleet Alliance, its fleet management and funding provider for the past five years.
As part of the plan, its first batch of all-electric vans – 33 Nissan e-NV200s – are joining the fleet shortly along with several Citroën e-Berlingos.
Pinnacle will also install charging infrastructure at its sites, including its Tulse Hill depot, where five dual charge points will be installed.
Drivers will also be given electric charge cards, and those who park their vehicles at home overnight can opt for home chargers.
Sarah Russell, Pinnacle’s group procurement manager, said, “Fleet Alliance has played a key role for us in helping identify the most suitable models available and ensuring they are fit for purpose, given the current constraints that are operating in the vehicle supply market.”
Andy Bruce, Fleet Alliance CEO, added, “Pinnacle Group is to be applauded for its decision to transition to an all-electric fleet in a structured, disciplined and well thought through manner.
“We will, of course, be there all the way with them to ensure that the transition is a complete success and plays a key role in helping them achieve their zero net carbon ambitions.”