Brighton & Hove Buses has added six Renault Kangoo ZE Vans to their fleet to support the workshop.
The company chose the vans for their zero emission capability as part of its commitment to act sustainably.
Brighton & Hove Buses were key in helping owning group Go-Ahead become the first transport company to achieve the Carbon Trust Standard for reducing year-on-year emissions in carbon, water and waste.
The purchase of the fully-electric Renault Kangoo Van Z.E. fleet future proofs Brighton & Hove Buses investment from potential fuel duty and taxation increases. The vans are Congestion Charge exempt, eligible for the upcoming Ultra Low Emission Zones (ULEZ), eligible for the Government Plug-in Van Grant (PiVG), and are VED exempt.
Steve Ambury, engineering director of Brighton & Hove Buses, said: “As a forward thinking transport provider we needed a van that not only worked for us financially but one that is moving the game forward. The Renault Kangoo Van Z.E. perfectly suits our requirements whilst reducing the companies’ tax liabilities and carbon footprint.”
The Kangoo Z.E. has recently been enhanced with the addition of the 33kWh battery pack giving almost 60% more range, now achieving 170 miles (NEDC).