Cleaning and FM firm Cleanology has taken delivery of its new all-electric London fleet in a deal with Nissan.
It is the latest move in Cleanology’s aim of environmental sustainability. Moving over to a fully electric fleet for its London operations cuts emissions and lowers its carbon footprint. Over 5,000 litres of diesel a vehicle each year will be saved – equal to 13.5 tonnes of carbon dioxide.
“This move reduces emissions and lowers our carbon footprint, significantly improving our environmental sustainability credentials, and the financial savings really add up,” said Cleanology CEO and founder Dominic Ponniah. “We save over £3,000 a year per vehicle on fuel, there’s no road tax to pay, and there’s no London congestion charge, which saves close to another £5,500 a year per vehicle. That’s a massive £8,500 a year cost reduction per vehicle.
He added: “Five years ago, these vehicles simply did not have the range to make their use viable. But now that aspect is considerably improved, and I would recommend any business which operates vehicles across London 24/7 to look into changing over to electric.
“We recharge back at base, but also make use of street-side charging points across the city. In Westminster and central London, there are plenty of charging points, but in the outskirts, while the infrastructure is still developing, many supermarkets provide a good service.”