OVO Energy expands electric van fleet
25 May 2021
OVO Energy is rolling out a fleet of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) in partnership with Zenith. The UK’s largest independent energy supplier has taken delivery of 26 Nissan e-NV200 vans.
The vehicles were delivered within twelve weeks of order to ensure fleet replacement cycles were met. The move follows the delivery of 40 Kia e-Niros in December 2020.
Equipped with the same 40kWh battery as the new Nissan LEAF, the 100% electric e-NV200 is an efficient and practical LCV with a maximum range of 187 miles in city conditions and offers multiple charging modes.
Commenting on the move, Ben Guest, Field Operations Director, OVO Energy said: “We’re committed to expand our Field Force team’s fleet with new electric vehicles, building on our commitment to achieve net zero carbon emissions from our own operations by 2030. Zenith is a valuable partner in helping us with our goals and enabling us to transition to a fully electric fleet.”
OVO Energy supplied its Field Force team with the Kia e-Niros, while its smart meter installation engineers will operate the Nissan e-NV200s.
OVO Energy has signed up to EV100 and committed to an all-electric fleet by 2030. OVO has already set progressive goals, committed to achieve net zero carbon for its own operations and supply chain whilst halving its members’ carbon footprint by 2030, as a direct response to climate change.
Mark Grundy, customer relationship manager at Zenith, said: “The team at Zenith used its industry expertise to quickly order, equip and deploy these fully electric vehicles within a short period of time. We continue to work closely with OVO to understand the different driver requirements in their fleet and recommend a bespoke transition strategy that meets their operational needs and fleet ambitions.”
Zenith is supporting OVO with a complete fleet service. The livery was fitted by MediaFleet.
Zenith is the UK’s leading independent leasing, fleet management and vehicle outsourcing business. An innovative total mobility provider, it offers a unique proposition for car, van and HGV operators in the UK. Headquartered in Leeds, its 1,000 employees manage over 150,000 vehicles. Its award-winning customer-focused approach has attracted an enviable blue-chip client list.
In addition to the core provision, Zenith delivers flexible, innovative and intelligent vehicle-based solutions for all employee populations, specialist LCV solutions, vehicle rental and salary sacrifice schemes. Tailored experience provides industry-leading levels of customer satisfaction.
Awards include: three-times winner of Fleet News Leasing Company of the Year; Fleet World Honours award for Innovation in Customer Service 2018, BusinessCar Leasing Company of the Year 2017. Sunday Times Top Track 250 in 2016, 2017 and 2018. Zenith is one of 'The Sunday Times Top 100 Companies to Work For’ 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. The Princess Royal Training Award, 2017, 2019, 2020. Named Centrica Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer. Yorkshire Post Excellence in Business Outstanding Employer 2017 and 2018.
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About OVO Energy
OVO Energy was founded in 2009 and redesigned the energy experience to be fair, effortless, green and simple for all customers. The company has spent the last decade investing in the market leading technology, customer service operations and digital products to help members cut their carbon emissions. OVO is on a mission through its sustainability strategy Plan Zero to tackle the most important issue of our time; the climate crisis, by bringing our customers with us on the journey towards zero carbon living. OVO Energy has committed to being a net zero carbon business and achieve bold science-based carbon reduction targets by 2030, while helping members halve their carbon footprint at the same time.
OVO’s retail businesses include: OVO Energy, Boost, CORGI HomePlan and SSE Energy Services.
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