Howdens Electric Truck 2

Kitchen manufacturer Howdens has taken on two new 19-tonne Renault E-Tech D-Wides as part of its road to zero roadmap.

Both vehicles were procured through Yusen Logistics and came after Howdens announced a reduction of CO2 across its fleet, thanks to an increase in driver capability and efficiency.

Last year it also introduced Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) to its fleet.

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The measures meant CO2 emissions fell by 6% and this figure is now expected to rise with the introduction of the electric trucks.

Gareth Sterland, head of transport at Howdens, said: “We’ve made some very encouraging progress towards increasing the sustainability of our fleet over the past year, and the introduction of our new electric vehicles is a very key step in reducing our carbon footprint even further.

“We conducted a trial of the effectiveness of electric vehicles, and had some brilliant results, so we’re delighted to be bringing the vehicles in on a permanent basis.”