Friday 21 February 2020

SSEN steps up switch to electric fleet with new EV order

SSEN steps up switch to electric fleet with new EV order

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) has taken a step further towards net zero with an increase to its fleet of electric vehicles (EVs).

The firm has taken delivery of new electric vans, which it says "will be at the frontline of supporting the low carbon assets and infrastructure required to deliver net zero".

They are the first to arrive following the business’s commitment to the EV100 initiative - the company ultimately plans to change all of its 3,500 vehicles to electric models and has already put 100 charge points into place across 20 of its main sites.

Brian McLaren, SSE Director of Group Change said: “As a major fleet operator across the UK and Ireland, the EV rollout is in line with SSE’s ambition to deliver low carbon infrastructure in a sustainable way and links to our wider business goal of helping accommodate 10 million electric vehicles in Great Britain by 2030.

“The vehicles will work in a wide variety of operational roles and conditions, maintaining and supporting the electricity network across the south of England and north of Scotland."

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Bruna Pinhoni

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