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Agency goes green with new fleet of electric company cars

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.”

  • icon

    A complete waste of effort. Nothing makes environmental sense whilst China, India, the USA, Russia and a few more besides continue to ignore any attempts to go green building coal fired power stations every week.

    The UK produces less than 1% of the world's carbon footprint.

    It's like trying empty the Atlantic Ocean with a teaspoon.

    The Government cannot meet their own targets mark my words, as the taxpayers won't want to contribute about £100,000 each if they want to achieve this because it's they who will pay and nobody will be remotely interested in being fleeced. Watch for the Gov't U turn nearer the end of the decade.

  • Noel Wood

    A lot of people making small changes will make a difference. We have to start somewhere otherwise nothing changes so well done Verity Frearson.

    We will be doing the same when our leases are renewed.


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