Electric van creates a buzz
Affinity Sutton creates a buzz in electric van
Caretakers at national affordable housing provider
Affinity Sutton are helping to cut their carbon footprint in an
The Environmental Services Team, based in
Bromley, has introduced a 100% electric van to its fleet of 30
vehicles and is cleaning up estates across South London driving a
zero-emissions Renault Kangoo ZE.
The plug-in and charge van takes around
six hours to charge and has around a 100KM range for a single
journey. Voted van of the year in 2011 – it is also 35% cheaper to
run than a diesel vehicle.
David Beckford, Operations Manager for
Affinity Sutton, which has around 15,000 homes in Bromley, said:
“As a responsible landlord we are committed to reducing our impact
on the environment and our new electric van is not only
environmentally friendly but cheaper to run than a conventional
“We will be monitoring the effectiveness of
the vehicle by recording its daily mileage and recharging costs –
enabling us to calculate fuel savings. We estimate we could save up
to £1000 a year compared to a conventional vehicle.
“If the benefits are clear, the team will
consider adding more electric vans as we update the fleet.”