Translink has added a fully-electric Renault Kangoo ZE van to its fleet of support vehicles.
The public transport operator said it has a commitment to reducing CO2 emissions, as well helping clean up the air around its network of depots.
Its new Renault Kangoo ZE is powered by a 33Kwh battery and has a range of up to 124 miles from a single charge. It can be fully recharged in six hours.
John McMinn, stores and support fleet manager at Translink said: “Translink recognises that climate change is a major environmental issue and we actively promote the environmental benefits of travelling by public transport as a better, more sustainable travel solution.
“We continually strive to find new ways to minimise our impact on the environment and operate with some of the most environmentally friendly transport vehicles in the region.”
The Kangoo was recommended and supplied by Translink’s fleet partner Shelbourne Motors.
Paul Ward, director of Shelbourne Motors, added; “We are delighted to extend our relationship with Translink to include the supply of a Renault Kangoo ZE This functional and powerful, yet 100% electric van, will be the perfect support vehicle for the Translink team as it delivers energy efficient and low carbon mobility at ultra-low running costs.”