Wednesday 4 March 2020

Recycling business First Mile unveils EV infrastructure upgrade

Recycling business First Mile unveils EV infrastructure upgrade

London-based recycling company First Mile has installed new charging infrastructure to support its electric vehicle (EV) fleet.

The new equipment at its west London depot has been installed by Octopus Energy, which will also provide 100% renewable power to the chargers.

The move supports the firm's net-zero ambitions by continuing its journey towards green mobility - having originally deployed its first electric vans in 2017, the company has now added a further five electric vans to its fleet, as it continues to transition to a low carbon collection process.

Zoisa Walton, CEO of Octopus Energy for Business, said: "In 2018 transport accounted for a third of all carbon dioxide emissions in the UK, it’s an incredibly responsible move for fleet providers to begin switching their vans to electric transport and their supply to clean, green, renewable energy.

"We’re so excited to be partnering with First Mile on this and hope to see more business fleets follow suit with Electric Juice."

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Bruna Pinhoni

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