Private Sector Fleet of the Year (Small to Medium)
Awarding the UK private sector organisation with a fleet of less than 300 vehicles that can demonstrate a reduction in CO₂ and other pollutants through fuel efficiency programmes, green fleet management and driver awareness training.
Jersey Post’s all-electric postal vans from Nissan will deliver the mail on routes across Jersey with more ease. The purchase follows an extensive 18-month trial, working with the local Nissan dealer. The addition of the advanced all-electric vans will reduce Jersey Post’s carbon footprint by 35 tonnes a year, with each Nissan e-NV200 producing just 0.1 tonne of CO₂ per year. The model offers a 4.2m3 capacity and an impressive 703kg payload. Eight Rolec wall chargers power the fleet. Nissan’s 100,000 miles warranty influenced Jersey Post’s purchasing decision, and it plans to replace all vehicles with EVs as they come to end of life.
E-Connect cars has provided over 100,000 passengers with quiet, smooth and emission free travel throughout the greater London area. Starting with five Nissan Leaf Teknas in January of 2014, the fleet and has now grown to 55 all electric vehicles. It was the first 100 per cent electric vehicle fleet in London to be able to offer clients an executive option with the Tesla model S, as well as a business class option with the top of the range Leaf.
Vital was an early adopter of green technology, leasing its first hybrids in 2009. Already significantly below the EU emission standards, its fleet manager has adopted a philosophy of continuous improvement. A solar charging system has made a significant contribution towards the charging of PHEVs and so far the hybrids have completed over one million miles. 38 Citan 109 CDI BlueEfficiency extra-long vans and nine Sprinter 313 CDI BlueEfficiency SWB vans are leased, as well as a new BMW 1 Series pool car from AlphaCity, which reduces grey fleet usage. Emissions are down despite a substantial increase in numbers.
Energy storage and voltage optimisation brand Powerstar is on track to have all its road vehicles electrically powered by 2018. Its electric vehicles will be fully integrated with the company’s latest Virtue energy storage range of EV chargers, which provide both an Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS), alongside issuing a fast charge to connected cars. To showcase its capabilities, the company is installing Virtue EV charging stations at its facility in Sheffield. The stations will be available to guests and act as a demonstration tool for potential clients.
WEGO Couriers was formerly Pedal Express, which initially purchased load carrying bicycles. This was supplemented by a fleet of electric vehicles as early as 2003, and the company now regularly delivers larger equipment, such as furniture items. WEGO subsequently went on to form a truly unique partnership with InterCity RailFreight (ICRF) which facilitates deliveries by high speed train between key UK cities that are faster and greener than existing road based couriers.
This years' winning company has embraced EVs from the very start. With a fully electric fleet of cars, vans and modified bikes, producing 62% less CO₂ in comparison to similar operations, they epitomise what operating a “green fleet” is all about.