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Speedy on the road to carbon reduction

9 December 2021

Speedy on the road to carbon reduction

The blog has already reported on Speedy’s addition of an innovative electric 27-tonne truck to its access equipment delivery fleet as part of its decarbonisation strategy. 

As an update, the hirer says the truck will be based at its recently opened Innovation Centre in Milton Keynes, which showcase the business’s range of net-zero tools and equipment for contractors and is supporting the first building phase of the HS2 line between London and Birmingham.

It has been calculated that the Electra electric beaver-tail truck should save Speedy 59,541kg of CO2e annually when compared to diesel, which will also positively impact supply chain emissions for its customers.

The vehicle, which is being leased from commercial hire firm, ProHire, is specially designed to transport powered access equipment, including scissor lifts, boom lifts and mast booms. 

Andy Briggs, managing director at Speedy Powered Access, said: “Transporting powered access equipment requires large delivery vehicles, which translates into significant fuel use. Cutting this is a key priority for us, and the introduction of a fully electric vehicle will pave the way for our business to significantly cut its carbon footprint across the UK, while supporting our clients to do the same. 

Check out the earlier posts on the Electra truck and Speedy's Milton Keynes Innovation Centre

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