Kitchen manufacturer, Howdens has announced the addition of two new electric vehicles to its fleet. The two electric vehicles will help to further reduce Howden’s CO2 emissions, as part of the latest step in its ‘Road to Zero’ roadmap, a commitment to achieving zero waste and emissions across all areas of the business.The two 19-tonne trucks are both Renault E-Tech D-Wide, and have been procured through Yusen Logistics.
The purchase of these electric vehicles comes after Howdens' recent announcement of the reduction of CO2 across its fleet, which was achieved thanks to an increase in driver capability and efficiency. In 2022, Howdens also introduced Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO), a stable, renewable, sustainable, and high-quality fuel that has quickly become an industry standard.
Gareth Sterland, Head of Transport, Howdens, said:
“We’ve made some very encouraging progress towards increasing the sustainability of our fleet over the past year, and the introduction of our new electric vehicles is a very key step in reducing our carbon footprint even further. We conducted a trial of the effectiveness of electric vehicles, and had some brilliant results, so we’re delighted to be bringing the vehicles in on a permanent basis."