PROCAST are driving home a serious environmental message with the acquisition of the first phase of a fleet of new electric vehicles.
They have taken delivery of 10 white Renault Zoe cars, which will be used to whisk staff to and from the company’s operation sites across the country.
One third of the Procast fleet is now electric, with Phase Two due to begin during the summer of 2022, as the group move out of the ICE (internal combustion engine) age and charge into a more sustainable future.
Transport Manager Gerry Peat (pictured) unveiled the first six of the little Zoe models – which were named best small electric car in 2021 – in Lanarkshire today, just prior to them taking to the road for the first time.
The all-electric, zero-emission Renault has a range of 240 miles and a long battery life, making it ideal for Procast’s needs.
Paul Shearin, Managing Director of Procast Energy Services, said: “The move to electric vehicles has seen huge culture shift within our group toward sustainability and lowering our carbon footprint.
“This exercise alone has made our senior management team realise the benefits, from a sustainability, social and financial point of view.
“We reckon we will save on average two-thirds of the running costs of our fleet alone, not to mention the huge CO2 reduction.
“There are also huge social benefits, as our staff naturally will be learning reasons for stepping away from ICE vehicles and taking comfort knowing we as a group are playing our part in solving the climate crisis.”
Gerry added: “As the group fleet manager, and having worked in the motor industry previously for many years, I haven’t seen quite a shift in trend quite like this.
“I am also pleasantly surprised at the vast savings in servicing and running costs compared to older vehicles.
“There are challenges ahead in terms of infrastructure but we seem to be heading in the right direction.
“I know we as a company are actually playing our part being involved in many EVCP installations for local authorities throughout Scotland”
Procast are helping numerous local authorities across the country move to electric vehicles, including Dumfries and Galloway Council who awarded us a contract to install charging points across the region.< back