In the UK, OVO Energy is rolling out a fleet of battery electric vehicles in partnership with Zenith. The UK energy supplier has taken delivery of 26 Nissan e-NV200 vans. The move follows the delivery of 40 Kia e-Niros in December 2020.
OVO energy says that the vehicles were delivered within twelve weeks of order to ensure fleet replacement cycles were met. While OVO Energy supplied its Field Force team with the Kia e-Niros, its smart meter installation engineers will operate the Nissan e-NV200s.
Ben Guest, field operations director at OVO Energy, said: “We’re committed to expand our Field Force team’s fleet with new electric vehicles, building on our commitment to achieve net-zero carbon emissions from our own operations by 2030. Zenith is a valuable partner in helping us with our goals and enabling us to transition to a fully electric fleet.”
OVO Energy has committed to an all-electric fleet by 2030 as part of the EV100 initiative from the Climate Group. OVO has already committed to achieving net-zero carbon for its own operations and supply chain and says it aims to halve its members’ carbon footprint by 2030, as a direct response to climate change. Ovo joined the EV100 initiative in June last year along with four other British companies.