Nurture Group has added 10 Ford E-Transit vans to its grounds maintenance division, representing the biggest single order of commercial EVs since the national service provider started electrifying its fleet.

Gordon Brownrigg, sustainability manager at Nurture Group, said: “Using electric vans where we can is a critical step in our net zero journey and these additions will have a positive, tangible impact on reducing our carbon footprint.

“These vehicles will reduce our emissions by between three and four-and-a-half tonnes per year each.”

Nurture Group chose the E-Transit due to its size and operational suitability, enabling it to carry large machinery and tools as well as trailers.

The company also chose to take the Pro Power Onboard optional extra, meaning the vans can double up as a plug-in power source, allowing the grounds maintenance teams to power their equipment without the need for a mains power source or a separate fuel-driven generator.

Mohib Iqbal (pictured), group fleet manager at Nurture Group, said: “We anticipate a substantial increase in the number of electric vehicles within our commercial fleet over the course of the next few years, further demonstrating our commitment to operating a greener fleet.

“The Ford E-Transit is monumental step forward for the vehicle EV market and is ideally suited to the needs of the Nurture Group as the vehicle meets the requirements of our day-to-day operations.

“I would like to thank Northgate Vehicle Hire for supporting us with this transitional journey, Rocket Graphics for the application of our livery to these new vans and all our other key suppliers involved for fitting out additional accessories,” he added.