One of the UK’s leading facilities management companies is embarking on the exciting roll-out of a fleet of all-electric service vehicles – with Nissan as a chosen manufacturer partner.
Pinnacle Group, a national provider of facilities management and multi-tenure housing services, is delivering on its “Project Electrify” by transitioning almost 500 Light Commercial Vehicles from diesel power to all-electric – starting with 33 e-NV200s.
Pinnacle, which has more than 100 locations and 3,000 staff nationally, is accelerating its efforts to build a carbon-neutral fleet under its Carbon Net Zero road map. EVs will be considered whenever changes are made to its fleet in future, and added where possible.
Pinnacle’s group procurement manager, Sarah Russell, said: “We are pleased to take the first step as part of our Project Electrify strategy, which has been well-researched and formalised by a dedicated cross-sectional group of colleagues.
“Building on Pinnacle’s ‘Protect our Planet’ commitment, we will now be pressing ahead with the transition ambition in earnest – and we are planning to equip each of our core locations with the required charging infrastructure. This will start with the installation of 10 charging points at Tulse Hill, South London, in the new year.”
Pinnacle Group has been an outsourced client of Glasgow-based Fleet Alliance since late 2017 and benefits from several services and solutions.
Fleet Alliance CEO, Andy Bruce, commented: “Pinnacle Group is to be applauded for its decision to transition to an all-electric fleet in a structured, disciplined and well-thought through manner.
“We will, of course, be with them all the way to ensure that the transition is a complete success and plays a key role in helping them achieve their net zero carbon ambitions.”
The Nissan e-NV200s will operate on four-year/68,000-mile operating cycle, which will allow Pinnacle to better record long-term carbon savings.
With full maintenance packages, drivers will be provided with electric charge cards, while those who park their vehicles at home overnight will also be able to opt for home chargers.
The vehicles were supplied via West Way, the UK’s largest Nissan dealer group which operates sites across the North West, the Midlands, London and the South of England.
Karen Reid, Corporate Sales Manager for Fleet Sales at Nissan, said: ‘‘We are naturally delighted that Pinnacle has chosen Nissan as a partner on its electrification journey.
‘‘Pinnacle are clearly serious about making a success of their decarbonisation journey and the team there deserve huge credit for their efforts. We wish them every success.’’