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.
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”.
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