Yorkshire’s Verity Frearson lettings and sales company has unveiled a new fleet of electric vehicles, and says it is the first agency in the Harrogate area to 'go green.'
Five new electric MINIs will replace the fleet cars in a move that means its on-road staff will be cleaner and greener, as they travel around 50,000 miles a year.
The cars, modelled on MINI’s iconic Hatch design, have a range of 145 miles a day and are up to three quarters cheaper to run in comparison to their petrol or diesel counterparts. An electric charging point has been installed at the agency’s Harrogate office and at the homes of the staff who will be driving them on a day-to-day basis.
Director Matthew Stamford says: “The investment in these five vehicles contributes to our commitment to reducing our carbon footprint and incorporating environmentally friendly practices into our business model. I’m … proud to be championing the move which will hopefully encourage other businesses to follow suit, especially in light of the government’s decision to end the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans from 2030.”
He continues: “Any vehicle we add to our fleet moving forward will be electric as it not only makes environmental sense, it makes financial sense too.”