Hennessy deploys electric pool vehicle fleet
The all-Renault delivery of 23 ZOEs and 22 Kangoo Z.E. vans replaces 80% of what had been an entirely petrol or diesel-powered fleet and will be used to transport employees between sites.
Local dealer Renault Cognac has given theoretical and practical training on electric vehicles to 100 employees to get them used to the technology, while 75 charging points have been installed across its major sites in the area.
Marc Sorin, operations manager for Jas Hennessy & Co: “For many years now, Jas Hennessy & Co has been actively working to reduce its environmental impact. Conscious of its need to set an example, the company made a commitment to follow a rigorous environmental programme which complements its actions and those of its employees on a daily basis.
“This approach was recognised more than 20 years ago when Hennessy & Co was granted ISO 14001 certification, which enabled it to become the first certified wines and spirits business. More recently, the company invested in a solar-powered electric boat, allowing our visitors to cross the Charente to reach our ageing cellars.”