Investing in sustainability

Investing in sustainability

Wakefield-based Route One is saving money and reducing its carbon footprint by upgrading its traditional fleet and investing in plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV).

The company, which has been operating in the construction and highways sector for over a decade, has stated that the investment is part of the first phase of the phase of the planned replacements, also including the upgrade of six transit vans to the latest most economical models.

Route One, has purchased the vehicles in order to commit to reducing their carbon footprint and plans to replace its remaining Company Cars and Vans by the end of August 2016.

The company has further committed to sustainably by appointing one of its senior management team, operations manager Rob Thomas, as its lean champion.

Other energy saving practises taken on board include a fleet management system and tracker system to enable Route One to plan the best and most economical usage of the new PHEV fleet.

Rob Thomas said: “Not only are the PHEV’s reducing Route One’s Carbon Footprint, they also offer substantial savings both to the company and the driver in the form of reduced company car tax.

 “The staff have been fully involved with the choice of colours and specification of the vehicles. Having driven them for three months they are proving to be a popular choice.”



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