Enterprise Flex-E-Rent Brings Electric Vans to London
Ahead of the introduction of London’s ultra low emission zone (ULEZ) in April 2019, Enterprise Flex-E-Rent have supplied highway maintenance contractor, FM Conway, with electric vans to trial in its London fleet.
While many organisations are still unclear about the role that electric vehicles play within a working fleet, given current costs and the charging infrastructure, our partnership with FM Conway demonstrates that there are distinct applications for electric vans.
Under a flexible hire agreement, we’ve so far supplied two electric vans as a trial in FM Conway’s London-based fleet. Two Nissan e-NV200 plug-in vans are being used in the London boroughs of Croydon, Kensington & Chelsea and Hammersmith & Fulham to support their highway term maintenance contracts with the councils, and are said to have proved a huge success already.
FM Conway’s asset manager, John Tobin, said: “This trial is helping us to see how we can integrate more electric vehicles across our business and we have recently installed electric charging points at our vehicle depots to pave the way for further investment.”
“So far, the two vehicles have been a huge success. Our drivers are recharging them about once every three days. They look and are used exactly like every other van in our fleet – except, of course, with zero emissions.”
FM Conway has always strived to be at the forefront of fleet innovation in the construction industry, whether to lead on road safety standards or showcase best practice in reducing carbon footprint; and it has been fantastic working on this project, in helping them deliver a sustainable working fleet.
Managing Director of Enterprise Flex-E-Rent, Danny Glynn, said “Emissions legislation is emerging as a number one priority as towns and cities across the country try to improve urban air quality. With many high-profile contracts in central London, FM Conway is the perfect partner to showcase the potential of electric vehicles in reducing emissions in urban areas.”
Are you considering electric vehicles for your fleet? Talk to us today to find out how your business can prepare for ULEZ and Clean Air Zones and how zero emissions electric technology can play an integral role in establishing sustainable fleets.