London Electric Vehicle Company has secured a deal with Sunbelt Rentals to supply 22 new VN5 electric vans.
As part of Sunbelt Rentals’ new £1.1 million investment that will transform its eco-friendly solutions to meet customer demands, the new fleet of VN5s will play a crucial role in the company’s sustainability strategy.
LEVC’s VN5 will aid Sunbelt Rentals’ ‘Our Planet’ plan, centred on its commitment to reduce the carbon intensity of its operations by 35% by 2030.
Joerg Hofmann, LEVC CEO, added: “I am delighted to announce Sunbelt Rentals as another of our fleet customers in the UK. VN5 is the ideal solution for businesses looking to electrify their fleet and transition to greener mobility, offering zero-emission capability with minimal downtime and no range anxiety.”
David Phillips, Sunbelt Rentals’ Logistics and Supply Chain Director, comments: “Investing in electric vehicles is a natural fit for Sunbelt Rentals; we’re always keen to stay ahead of the curve and future proof the business with increasingly sustainable practices.
“We’ve chosen to work with LEVC as our values are very similar, they’re passionate about their business and are willing to support our ambitious plan to electrify our fleet of vehicles. Through our ‘Our Planet’ action plan and in line with our Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy it is our commitment to reducing carbon intensity by 35% by 2030 and, at the moment, more than 80% of our total emissions come from the vehicles that we operate.
“The VN5 is made from sustainably-sourced aluminium from Wales, and they fit the needs of our multiple business units, making them the ideal asset for the business. We have undertaken some good work to reduce our emissions in recent years which included switching to more economical and less polluting diesel-powered engines, but we recognise that we need to do more.”