Severn Trent vehicles to use alternative fuels
Severn Trent is pledging to replace its 2,200 vans, cars and tankers with alternative fuel vehicles as soon as possible as it continues to embrace green energy.
Its first fully electric vans will hit the roads next month, and the company then plans to convert its entire fleet in the coming years as the right technology comes on stream.
Liv Garfield, chief executive of Severn Trent, said: “We’re really clear that this is where the future lies for us. Our colleagues clock up a lot of miles every year helping customers and using alternative fuel vehicles will greatly reduce our environmental impact, as well as saving customers money.
“As far as we’re concerned, this is the right thing to do as a company and for the environment, as we move to make our business as sustainable and as efficient as possible in the years ahead.”
Alongside the pledge to use alternative fuel vehicles, Severn Trent is a sector leader in renewable power and is on track to self-generate the equivalent of half of the energy it uses by 2020. The company uses a combination of anaerobic digestion, solar power, small-scale hydro and wind turbines across its estate.
Garfield said: “Generating green power is a key priority for us, and we’re looking forward to not only producing power for our treatment works but also for some of our vehicle fleet.”
Severn Trent has just completed its second food waste anaerobic digestion facility in Worcester and is currently building another, similar facility in Derby. Both sites take contaminated food waste and turn it into renewable gas which will contribute towards its 2020 target.
The company will be taking delivery of its first batch of four Nissan e-NV200 electric vans in November. The vehicles have a range of 106 miles and charge in just 30 minutes.
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