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Eric Wright Group expands electric fleet

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The Eric Wright Group has expanded its workforce fleet and purchased electric vehicles (EVs) including Kia e-Niro and Tesla Model 3 while it transitions the entire fleet to electric/low emission vehicles.

The Group purchased 10 Kia e-Niro EVs to expand its electric fleet

The Group purchased 10 Kia e-Niro EVs to expand its electric fleet

The company is transitioning its entire fleet to electric/low emission vehicles as part of its drive to low carbon. Last year 20% of the 170 cars which the business leases were hybrid, plug-in hybrid or pure EV and the company intends to increase this to 60% by 2025. The company additionally switched to 100% renewable energy provider Haven Power.

The Bamber-bridge based company this week took delivery of ten fully electric Kia e-Niro cars from Bolton Kia, and five Tesla Model 3 cars, and has further orders placed for 10 EVs which are due to arrive later this summer.

Commenting on the fleet investment and the company’s drive towards zero carbon, Group managing director Jeremy Hartley said: “We are committed to operating our business in a wholly responsible way to preserve the world in which we live. That includes driving down carbon emissions within the fleet and doing everything possible across the business to mitigate our impact on the environment.

“We pride ourselves on being a commercial business with a social conscience and our environmental and social responsibilities are at the forefront of our culture and policy.  It is important to us as a company, our employees and the wide range of customers we work with to make sure the environment is protected.”

Steve Openshaw, Group fleet and transport manager, said: “To facilitate the uptake of electric vehicles we have installed five charging points at our head office, and we plan to increase this to 25 next year with an additional 30 charging points across our property portfolio. Our drivers have also undergone environmental driver training with the Energy Saving Trust, and we are collecting and analysing data on transport and energy use from all areas of the business to find new ways of further reducing our carbon footprint.”

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Jonathan Musk

Jonathan turned to motoring journalism in 2013 having founded, edited and produced Autovolt - one of the UK's leading electric car publications. He has also written and produced books on both Ferrari and Hispano-Suiza, while working as an international graphic designer for the past 15 years. As the automotive industry moves towards electrification, Jonathan brings a near-unrivalled knowledge of EVs and hybrids to Fleet World Group.