British Gas engineers will soon be driving around in a more sustainabe way, thanks to the addition of 1,000 new electric vans which are to be added to the company’s fleet.
Billed as the ‘largest UK commercial’ battery electric vehicle (BEV) order ever, the energy provider has confirmed the new order from the automotive manufacturer Vauxhall
Due in the next twelve months, the BEVs are expected to be delivered to British Gas’ premises.
The firm has committed to fully electrifying its vehicles by 2030 and has the third-largest commercial fleet in the country.
Managing Director of British Gas, Matthew Bateman commented: “Transport is a key area where we can improve carbon emissions and is an important part of our strategy to meet our net zero targets.”
Grant Shapps, Secretary of State for Transport said: “This is a huge step for such an iconic British company, who are showing leadership in making the switch to zero-emission vehicles as we to strive to meet net zero emissions by 2050.”
1,000 electric vans added to British Gas fleet