Translink goes green with electric van link-up

Translink goes green with electric van link-up

Pictured with the award-winning 100% electric Renault Kangoo Z.E. van is John McMinn, Stores and Support Fleet Manager with Translink and Paul Ward, Sales Director at Shelbourne Motors.

Shelbourne Motors supply Translink with 100% electric Renault Kangoo van

Translink has taken a further major step towards reducing its carbon footprint by striking a deal with Shelbourne Motors to add an award-winning 100% electric Renault Kangoo Z.E. van to its fleet of support vehicles.

The family-owned vehicle retailer has provided Translink with the electric van as part of the public transport operator’s commitment to reducing CO2 emissions, as well helping clean up the air around its network of depots.

The Renault Kangoo Z.E. was recently voted “Best Electric Van” at the Vans A2Z and Van Fleet World 2018 Awards. It is powered by a 33Kwh battery and has a range of up to 124 miles from a single charge and can be fully recharged in six hours.

Speaking about the introduction of the Renault Kangoo Z.E., John McMinn, Stores and Support Fleet Manager with Translink said;

“Translink recognises that climate change is a major environmental issue and weactively promote the environmental benefits of travelling by public transport as a better, more sustainable travel solution.

“We continually strive to find new ways to minimise our impact on the environment and operate with some of the most environmentally friendly transport vehicles in the region.  Our new eco-hybrid Glider vehicles, when introduced in September, will further reduce our overall CO2 emissions and improve air quality along its routes.

“We worked with our fleet partner, Shelbourne Motors, to look at a number of eco-friendly options and based on their recommendations we trialled the Renault Kangoo Z.E. The team were impressed with its battery life and all-round performance, as well as its easy to charge solutions. We look forward to introducing these new vehicles into our support fleet to help to further reduce our carbon footprint.”

Paul Ward, Director of Shelbourne Motors, added;

“We are delighted to extend our relationship with Translink to include the supply of a Renault Kangoo Z.E. This functional and powerful, yet 100% electric van, will be the perfect support vehicle for the Translink team as it delivers energy efficient and low carbon mobility at ultra-low running costs.”

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