Amey Vauxhall eVivaros electric vehicle

Services company Amey is trialling 10 Vauxhall eVivaros across its highways, waste and facilities management businesses to understand the scale of the transition required to go fully electric.

Working with Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions, the firm intends to reduce its carbon emissions through the adoption of alternative fuel vehicles across its fleet.

Tom Lawless, Amey group fleet and plant director, said the six-month trial would help it to work out what the challenges are in each part of the business if it decided to commit to EVs:

“We can then plan for this and ensure we have the necessary solutions in place that facilitate the continued operational effectiveness we expect from our vehicles,” he said. “The benefits to using electric and cleaner alternate fuels are clear.

“Ensuring we play our part and proactively take steps towards reducing carbon emission to improve the air quality in and around the communities our vehicles operate in, is a responsibility we take seriously.”

The company has already removed all traditional internal combustion engine vehicles from its company car choices list, offers green driver training, increased its cycle to work limit to give employees access to electric bikes and has transitioned its energy procurement to 100% renewable energy.