Speedy Hire, the U.K.’s largest tool and equipment rental company is expanding its fleet of high-energy battery-powered delivery vehicles. Last year, Speedy was the first rental company to introduce the vehicles, deploying four of the electric vans for deliveries in London.
Speedy is adding six more vehicles to be used in the Birmingham, Manchester and Heathrow areas.
“Over the past five years, we have introduced initiatives that have enabled us to reduce our average CO2 emissions by 12 percent,” said Mark Turnbull, safety, health, environment and quality director for Speedy Hire. “Environmental performance is becoming a key purchasing decision for customers — not least because it now plays an important role in prequalification questionnaires. We are continually looking for new and innovative ways to help our customers reduce their impact while enhancing their bid credentials.”
The vehicles are manufactured by Coventry-based Modec.