KEIGHLEY GARAGE GOES ENVIRORNMENTLLY FRIENDLY
It’s good to know that despite all that’s going on in the world with covid-19 local businesses are still taking other big issues such as climate change and the impact of pollution from motor vehicles seriously.
Great Northern Cars Directors, Derek Mason and Ian Smith are looking at ways to play their part in reducing damage to the environment for future generations. To that end they are taking part in a two month trial of a full electric vehicle in conjunction with Leeds City Council. The object is by using vehicle telematics we can compare running costs of traditional Vehicles V’s Zero emission options. We have also recently invested over £75000 in updating our recovery truck fleet to reduce emissions moving forward to meet much stricter Euro 6 standards. Whilst these things in themselves may seem small if we all play our part we can make a difference.
The scheme, which Leeds City Council has launched in partnership with Highways England, will see West Yorkshire businesses and organisations able to have a completely free trial of electric vans, for up to two months. Each van will be equipped with telematics to gather journey and charging data, with users receiving a tailored report highlighting the findings and the environmental and potential financial benefits that transitioning to an electric vehicle can generate for their business or organization.