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Genesis supports Kier's electric vans roll-out

Genesis is supporting our repairs and maintenance provider Kier to trial electric Nissan vans in its fleet, with a view to rolling out over 100 vehicles if the pilot is successful. 

The three-month trial, which is also being supported by North Tyneside Council, comes hot on the heels of the Government reaffirming its commitments in the recent Budget to improving the UK’s air quality and channelling investment into the design and manufacture of electric vehicles.

Replacing the fleet with 100 electric vans would deliver an annual fuel saving of 145,000 litres of diesel, cost savings of up to £170,000 and a reduction of 240 tonnes in Kier’s carbon footprint each year.

Karin Stockerl, Property Portfolio Director at Genesis Housing Association, said: “We’re delighted to be involved with this innovative and environmentally conscious pilot scheme.  As a large housing provider, Genesis is committed to embedding sustainability in the ways that we work, and recognises that this can deliver significant benefits to our residents and business resilience as well as helping to protect the planet.”

David Mawson, Managing Director, Kier Housing Maintenance, said: “It’s fantastic that our clients are as forward thinking as us. With country-wide concern around pollution and the part diesel vehicles play in that, particularly in urban areas, these clean, safe and quiet vehicles underline our commitment to reducing our pollution and carbon footprint and to the communities we work in.”

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