M&Y Maintenance and Construction, one of the North West’s leading providers of construction and maintenance services, has welcomed its first electric vehicles as it moves to take 25% of their fleet electric by the end of 2023.
The company is part of the Regenda Group and manages the 180 strong fleet shared by the group subsidiaries.
40% of this fleet now have AD Blue solution added to the fuel which reduces harmful nitrous oxide by breaking it down into other gases that occur naturally in the atmosphere. By the end of 2022, a further 128 (80%) of their vehicles will have been made compatible with AD Blue an upgraded the latest Euro 6 engines, reducing carbon emissions.
With a focus on adopting greener ways of working, M&Y Maintenance and Construction are working towards having more than 50% of vehicles in their fleet electric by 2027.
The new electric vehicles are Renault Zoe’s which have a range of up to 245 miles and take just 3 hours to fully recharge. With no back seats, the vans have a large boot space and can be used by the company as small vans, perfect for their maintenance operatives.
M&Y Maintenance and Construction Fleet Manager, Justin Toole said, “We are really excited to have our first 6 electric vehicles on the road. As a leading construction and maintenance company we make sustainability central to every project and service we provide. We’re proud to be able to add value for our clients and customers by providing a greener service, which will only get better as we make more improvements to the fleet and explore new technologies to reduce our carbon footprint.”
In addition to this, M&Y has recently been approved as an Office for Zero Emissions Vehicles (OZEV) residential and commercial grant scheme installer of electric vehicle charging points. This scheme allows businesses and residents to install charging points at their properties at a heavily subsidised rate.
Commenting on the appointment, Director of Operations Kevin Moses said, “We’re a forward-thinking business that is driven to create positive change and minimise the impacts of our operations on the planet. We’re reducing our carbon footprint, increasing recycling, and focusing on sustainable procurement, making great progress towards the Government target of being net zero by 2050.”
“Becoming an approved installer for the OZEV scheme is another way we’re diversifying and strengthening our business to be prepared for the future.”
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