Yorkshire-headquartered business services and supplies provider Complete Business Solutions has commissioned its first Mercedes-Benz eSprinters as part of a strategy to convert its entire fleet of 177 multi-drop delivery vehicles from diesel to battery power over the next 12 months.
Supplied by Bell Truck and Van, the 17 vans are finished in special livery advertising their 100% electric, zero- emission credentials.
Chief Executive Richard Coulson said: “Our vans work throughout Britain from a network of 20 depots and all will be electric by the end of 2022. We believe we’ll be the first national operator in any sector, not just our own, to achieve such a transformation.
“We’ve been working on this plan since 2016 and have structured our whole business around the operation of an electric fleet, with regional hubs and delivery runs and works schedules designed around the range capabilities of battery- powered vans. We will even fit rooftop solar panels at all our depots to provide sustainable energy for recharging.”
Coulson added that going electric would help customers reduce their Scope 2 and 3 emissions.