Release Date: 01 June 2008
Release ID: 1472
After satisfactory road testing, CitySprint has added the Edison electric van to it's fleet.
CitySprint based their decision on the financial gains as well as the environmental benefits. The results of their trials concluded that the cost of the Smith Edison would be offset by potential cost savings in fuel and maintenance.
The Smith Edison electric van is made more commercially viable still by its status as a Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) free vehicle and its exemption from Londonís congestion charging.
Am Pall, CitySprintís Fleet & Specialist Services Director, said: "Being as green, practical and cost effective as it is, adding the Smith Edison Electric Van to our range of environmentally-friendly vehicles became an easy decision. We are certain that our clients will be pleased with this additional green option."
Commenting on the driving experience, Am continued: "The electric van is a superb drive; smooth, surprisingly quick and, with no need to change gears and without the noise, rattle and emissions of a typical diesel, very courier friendly."
CitySprint aims to increase the number of environmentally friendly vehicles in its fleet by 30% in 2008. CitySprint's environmental programme has been accredited with the internationally recognised ISO14001:2004, a voluntary initiative aimed at improving environmental performance. CitySprint received considerable industry praise in 2007 winning the 2007 IFW Environment Award, the Transport for London 'Capital Fleet of the Year' award at the 2007 GreenFleet Awards and the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) award at the 2007 UK Mail Awards.
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