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Foodservice distributor 3663 launches first electric vehicle

July 05
11:44 2011

Foodservice distributor 3663 has launched its first electric vehicle as part of its long-term commitment to reducing carbon emissions.

The vehicle, that will run out of 3663’s Battersea depot, and can transport up to three tonnes of goods, boasts many environmental benefits including: zero emissions and reduced noise pollution.

Joanna Pegg, fleet controller at 3663, said: “We’re excited to have launched our first electric vehicle to run within the Battersea commercial fleet because it has so many benefits for us and our customers. 

“These green trucks are not only quicker and easier to maintain, but they also create zero tailpipe pollution – meaning no nitrogen oxide, no carbon monoxide and no carbon dioxide is emitted from the vehicle. It also runs very quietly, reducing the level of noise pollution.”

Andrew McManus, business unit controller for 3663 at Battersea depot, added: “This is a step in the right direction for urban depots, such as Battersea, where the electric vehicle will make a real positive difference to both our drivers and customers, and more importantly, the environment. 

“Smaller, quieter and energy efficient, the Smith Newton will make deliveries much easier for our drivers who regularly have to stop-start their engines in one of the busiest parts of the city.”

The sustainable ‘plug in and go’ truck takes just seven hours to fully charge and can be topped up when required for quick power boosts.

 

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