Construction equipment hire specialist Speedy is adding another 150 new electric vans to its fleet as part of an £8.25m investment.
The 100 Ford E-Transit 4.25-tonne single-chassis cab models and 50 E-Transit 3.5 tonne E-Transit vans will be distributed across its UK-wide network to replace internal combustion engine-powered (ICE) vehicles.
They will join the fleet, which already includes a number of Maxus eDeliver 3 eLCVs, from October.
Speedy is also rolling out EV charging points across its 200-strong network of service centres.
The firm wants more than half of its 1,100 strong commercial fleet to be electric or hybrid by 2025, and to have a fully low-carbon fleet by 2030.
It introduced a fully electric powered access delivery truck into its fleet in December 2021 and has also been fuelling its HGVs and tankers with low carbon hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) since last summer to reduce emissions.
Chris Dempsey, managing director – operational support at Speedy, said, “Transforming our fleet with low- and zero-carbon models is crucial to leading the hire industry’s journey towards decarbonisation and aligns with our strategy of decarbonising our property network and expanding our low-emission Eco tools and equipment range.
“Our strategy supports our customer’s sustainability objectives as they strive to deliver projects with minimal environmental impact, of which site deliveries play a vital role.
“This significant investment in new electric vehicles demonstrates our commitment in helping our customers achieve these aims.”
Adam Harkin, Ford of Britain & Ireland head of national fleet accounts, said: “As Speedy invests in electric vehicles, Ford looks forward to working together to find further opportunities to maximise the productivity and sustainability of its delivery fleet through our integrated Ford Pro solutions.”