Electric powered access delivery truck aids hire firm’s carbon goals

HIRE giant Speedy has announced the addition of an electric powered access delivery vehicle as part of a drive to decarbonise its fleet.

The Electra 27t all electric beavertail truck has been described as having the potential to save the business 59,541kg of CO2e annually when compared to diesel.

The vehicle, which is being leased from commercial hire firm ProHire, is designed to transport powered access equipment, including scissor lifts, boom lifts and mast booms.

It will be based at Speedy’s new Innovation Centre in Milton Keynes – a low carbon facility which showcase a range of net zero tools and equipment.

The trial is part of Speedy’s plans to transition to a fully low carbon fleet by 2030. The company recently moved to fuelling delivery vehicles, HGVs and tankers with hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) at 21 locations across the country.

Andy Briggs, MD at Speedy Powered Access, said, “Transporting powered access equipment requires large delivery vehicles, which translates into significant fuel use. Cutting this is a key priority for us, and the introduction of a fully electric vehicle will pave the way for our business to significantly cut its carbon footprint across the UK, while supporting our clients do the same.

“It marks a key milestone on our journey to deliver our sustainability targets as we continue to lead the hire sector towards a net zero carbon future.”