A ECO-friendly business has splashed out £250,000 on electric vehicles – and called for the government to encourage others to go greener.
AESSEAL said its investment in the new technology was part of a campaign for adopt a greener transport infrastructure, in support of the Government’s drive towards abolishing the sale of fossil fuel vehicles by 2030.
AESSEAL is buying an electric company van and two pool cars this year and installing charging points at its bases.
It follows the international firm’s announcement that it was now carbon neutral at its UK premises and on track to do the same globally by 2029
Managing director Chris Rea stressed that there would be no financial return on investment for the electric vehicles and infrastructure, and that the move was based purely on a commitment to the environment.
He said: “We feel strongly that somebody has to lead the way in being an early adopter of electric vehicles, despite the lack of financial incentive to do so.
“For AESSEAL, electrification of our UK vehicle fleet is an act of faith. We see it as a laboratory for the future, which will enable industry leaders to evaluate what makes sense for both businesses and the environment.”
“At a time when private businesses are already facing significant financial challenges, there is little incentive to make this kind of ethos-led decision and, if the UK Government is serious about creating a more environmentally sustainable future, it is imperative that the gap between investment and return is narrowed.”