Betapak Van Image Staff
L-R: Michael Townsend, Paul Thorley and Emma Pain (Sales Manager of Betapak)

BETAPAK ON THE ROAD TO GOING ALL ELECTRIC BY 2024

Betapak-logoRookley-based Betapak has recently taken delivery of a brand new electric van as part of a commitment to transition their fleet of delivery vehicles from diesel to all electric within 3 years.

The new van is the latest e-Dispatch from Citroen, with an extra-long wheelbase, 6-doors and 3-seats plus zero tail-pipe emissions. With a range of over 200 miles on a single charge, the new vehicle is capable of making deliveries on the mainland with no need to re-charge after leaving the Island.

Betapak takes caring for the environment seriously so has already eliminated heating oil use at their offices and warehouse complex and has invested in 77 solar panels, producing up to 10kw of electricity in a day – enough to meet the needs of the business with any surplus going back into the national grid. But it doesn’t end there.

Article continues below this advertisement

Jon Carter, Managing Director, comments:

“Over 25% of what we do is packaging and we are working closely with business to use more sustainable, eco and bio-degradable packaging. Helping our customers to be more environmentally conscious. We have even changed the plastic lids on our instant coffee jars to tin so that these can be re-used and re-cycled. Another small step that helps to make big changes.”

The new vehicle was provided by electric vehicle specialists Vehicle Consulting Solent, based in Cowes. Paul Thorley, Director, has said:

“It’s great to see a local business that has such a strong focus on the environment and is committed to move their delivery fleet from diesel to electric. The range on new vehicles such as this allowing them to manage deliveries and expand their service to businesses on the mainland as well as across the island in an environmentally and sustainable way”.

Don’t miss another story! Get the Island’s latest news delivered straight to your inbox. Sign up to our daily newsletter here.

Article continues below this advertisement

The views/opinions expressed in these comments are solely those of the author and do not represent those of Island Echo. House rules on commenting must be followed at all times.
guest
3 Comments
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Martin
Martin
4 days ago

Well done. Will southern vectis do the same?

fred
fred
4 days ago

An excellent move. Will save a lot of money too.

Molly
Molly
Reply to  fred
1 day ago

Big outlay first but tax deductible

 

Join our daily newsletter

News, Traffic & Travel Tweets