MAINTAINING, servicing, cleaning and managing properties around London is no mean feat, but a fleet of Nissan vans is helping make it an eco-friendly breeze for Ethos Facilities.
The national company has taken delivery of two e-NV200 vans and five e-NV200 combis for its inner-London operations and — for its outer London operations — an NV300 L2, from Glyn Hopkin Nissan.
It’s all part of Ethos Facilities’ commitment to championing sustainable, eco-friendly operations and ethical practices. Last year, in London’s Grosvenor Estate alone, the company worked with a group called First Mile and its customers to collect more than 1.2 million kilograms of material — none of which went to landfill — and save 960 tonnes of CO2.
Ethos Facilities will save around £34,000 a year in fuel and congestion charge bills from its new fleet — but making cost savings is not the only reason for making the switch.
Sasa Treskavica, Operations Manager, said: “We are completely committed to operating as efficiently as possible but we know that we can’t just drive around these Nissan vans — we can also educate those around us that Nissan products are absolutely perfect for operating in London.
“We have found many people have misconceptions about electric vehicles — in particular with range anxiety — and we feel it is our duty to encourage our service partners and neighbouring businesses to buckle up and take a ride with us and join the electric revolution.”
Ryan Spillane, Glyn Hopkin’s Group Fleet Manager, said: “We are delighted to be able to help Ethos Facilities achieve their aim of being eco-friendly and sustainable. Nissan’s e-NV200s are the perfect partner for their operations — they’re cost-effective, perfectly sized and built to withstand the demands of city driving, all without leaving its mark on the environment.”
To find out more about Ethos Facilities, which has its head office head office in Glasgow and bases in Romford and the Grosvenor Estate in London, visit www.ethosfacilities.co.uk