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FM Conway and Enterprise Bring Electric Vans to London

FM Conway and Enterprise Bring Electric Vans to London

EGHAM (Nov. 26, 2018) – Infrastructure services company FM Conway has introduced two electric vans into its London-based fleet in partnership with commercial vehicle rental specialist Enterprise Flex-E-Rent. 

The vans are being used in the London boroughs of Croydon, Kensington & Chelsea and Hammersmith & Fulham to support FM Conway’s highway term maintenance contracts with the councils and reflect the business’ commitment to drive more sustainable ways of working. 

The two Nissan e-NV200 plug-in vans are among the first light commercial vehicles to be sourced under flexible rental. It is intended that their use in and around the capital will demonstrate how zero emissions electric technology can play an integral role in establishing sustainable fleets. This trial comes at a time when van operators prepare for the introduction of London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) in April 2019. 

This latest initiative between FM Conway and Enterprise follows a £7 million investment by FM Conway in its owned fleet earlier this year to ensure its liveried vehicles meet the highest emissions standards before the introduction of the ULEZ. 

“FM Conway has always strived to be at the forefront of fleet innovation in the construction industry, whether to lead on road safety standards or showcase best practice in reducing carbon footprint," said John Tobin, FM Conway’s Asset Manager. 

“When we started to talk to Enterprise about electric vans, it became clear that on both sides we wanted to demonstrate how they could be effective as part of a sustainable working fleet. 

“Many companies that invested early on in electric vans found that it can take time to identify the right applications for them in day to day work. This trial is helping us to see how we can integrate more electric vehicles across our business and we have recently installed electric charging points at our vehicle depots to pave the way for further investment. 

“So far, the two vehicles have been a huge success. Our drivers are recharging them about once every three days. They look and are used exactly like every other van in our fleet - except, of course, with zero emissions.” 

Danny Glynn, Managing Director of Enterprise Flex-E-Rent, said: “Sustainability is key to our customers and to Enterprise. Many organisations are still unclear about the role that electric vehicles play within a working fleet, given current costs and the charging infrastructure. This is why we were so keen to partner with FM Conway on this project. We wanted to demonstrate that there are clear applications for electric vans. 

“Emissions legislation is emerging as a number one priority as towns and cities across the country try to improve urban air quality. With many high-profile contracts in central London, FM Conway is the perfect partner to showcase the potential of electric vehicles in reducing emissions in urban areas.” 

FM Conway has invested £235 million in its infrastructure over the past decade to support its commitment to sustainable construction and a self-delivery approach to projects. This has included developing its own network of materials recycling centres as well as ongoing investment in its vehicles to make sure they comply with, and where possible exceed, the latest environmental standards. 

About Enterprise

Enterprise is part of St. Louis-based Enterprise Holdings, which also owns and operates the National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands. In its fiscal year 2018, Enterprise Holdings recorded $24.1 billion in revenue and employed 100,000 people through its network of independent regional subsidiaries. Enterprise Holdings operates more than 10,000 branches worldwide, is available in 90+ countries, and has a fleet of 2 million vehicles. In the UK, Enterprise has branches and vehicles within 10 miles of 93% of the UK population (Experian).

Enterprise provides a range of mobility products and services through: 

  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car – offers daily rental for private and business use as well as replacement vehicles for the insurance sector. In the UK, the company began operation in 1994 and now operates more than 470 locations across the country and has 5,000+ employees.
  • Enterprise Car Club – is one of the UK’s largest car clubs, which allows members 24/7 access to vehicles by the hour or more. The range includes vans, electric cars and hybrids, which can be accessed from 90+ branches and more than 1,100 on-street locations in more than 30 towns and cities throughout the UK.
  • Enterprise Flex-E-Rent – supplies a range of cars, light commercial vehicles and HGVs, including refrigerated vehicles and accessible transport under short- and long-term agreements to UK businesses from 23 locations in the UK.
  • The Exotic Car Collection by Enterprise – an exclusive service for customers looking to rent a luxury, performance or premium vehicle. 

For more information visit www.enterprise.co.uk

 

Enterprise is part of St. Louis-based Enterprise Holdings, which also owns and operates the National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands. In its fiscal year 2018, Enterprise Holdings recorded $24.1 billion in revenue and employed 100,000 people through its network of independent regional subsidiaries. Enterprise Holdings operates more than 10,000 branches worldwide, is available in 90+ countries, and has a fleet of 2 million vehicles. In the UK, Enterprise has branches and vehicles within 10 miles of 93% of the UK population (Experian).

Enterprise provides a range of mobility products and services through: 

  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car – offers daily rental for private and business use as well as replacement vehicles for the insurance sector. In the UK, the company began operation in 1994 and now operates more than 470 locations across the country and has 5,000+ employees.
  • Enterprise Car Club – is one of the UK’s largest car clubs, which allows members 24/7 access to vehicles by the hour or more. The range includes vans, electric cars and hybrids, which can be accessed from 90+ branches and more than 1,100 on-street locations in more than 30 towns and cities throughout the UK.
  • Enterprise Flex-E-Rent – supplies a range of cars, light commercial vehicles and HGVs, including refrigerated vehicles and accessible transport under short- and long-term agreements to UK businesses from 23 locations in the UK.
  • The Exotic Car Collection by Enterprise – an exclusive service for customers looking to rent a luxury, performance or premium vehicle. 

For more information visit www.enterprise.co.uk

 

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