UK’s energy and home services provider- British Gas has recently made it to the headlines for purchasing nearly 2,000 Vivaro-e vans from British car producer- Vauxhall. As per credible sources, the EV order from Vauxhall is deemed to be one of the largest orders for a commercial fleet in the United Kingdom and adds to the line of 1,000 EVs brought by British Gas in 2020.
It has been speculated that this novel move is anticipated to electrify the energy company’s commercial fleet by the end of 2025. British Gas’ commitment to electrify its fleet by the due date has been considered to be ahead of the 2030 deadline set by the federal government.
According to an official report, all the 3,000 EVs would be rolled out on the road by 2022. Engineers can voluntarily use the newly launched vans while the company is prioritizing high pollution areas to support the reduction in carbon emissions.
Meanwhile, British Gas engineers are also seeking to install all chargers at engineer homes, escalating the adoption of EV in the country for businesses and homes with charger installs and innovative EV tariffs.
Speaking on the potential buyout, MD at Vauxhall Motors- Paul Willcox quoted that the strength of the quantity of order for the company’s all-electric van depicts that the Vauxhall Vivaro-e stands firm in its agenda to contribute towards the transition to low-emission vehicles while enhancing air quality in the country.
On the other hand, Chris O’Shea, CEO of British Gas owned-Centrica, mentioned that the company is lending its help to customers who are looking forward to making a switch to electric and working closely with auto manufacturers like Vauxhall on solutions and services for their EV customers.
Besides, the firm is also seeking to lead from the front by not only reducing the emission for its customers and communities, but by also minimizing its own emissions and accelerating the speed at which they do this.