FM Conway has added two Nissan e-NV200 electric vans to its fleet, supplied by Enterprise Flex-E-Rent.
The vans are being used by the infrastructure services company across London to support its highway term maintenance contracts.
It is intended that their use in and around the capital will demonstrate how zero emissions electric technology can play an integral role in establishing sustainable fleets.
The initiative follows a £7 million investment by FM Conway in its owned fleet earlier this year to ensure its liveried vehicles meet the highest emissions standards before the introduction of the ULEZ.
“When we started to talk to Enterprise about electric vans, it became clear that on both sides we wanted to demonstrate how they could be effective as part of a sustainable working fleet.
“Many companies that invested early on in electric vans found that it can take time to identify the right applications for them in day to day work. 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,” said John Tobin, FM Conway’s asset manager
The vans are recharged once every three days and are used exactly like every other van in the fleet.
Danny Glynn, managing director of Enterprise Flex-E-Rent, added: “Many organisations are still unclear about the role that electric vehicles play within a working fleet, given current costs and the charging infrastructure. This is why we were so keen to partner with FM Conway on this project. We wanted to demonstrate that there are clear applications for electric vans.
“Emissions legislation is emerging as a number one priority as towns and cities across the country try to improve urban air quality.”