Boughey Distribution has taken delivery of its first electric vehicle, a Volvo FE Electric.
The new truck is already fully-operational within the company’s Palletline fleet and joins after a three-month trial of the FE Electric earlier this year.
Supplied by Thomas Hardie Commercials, Boughey took the decision to permanently introduce the vehicle to its fleet following the trial with a specially designed livery to promote Boughey’s commitment to a sustainability.
Boughey’s transport operations director, Neil Trotter, said: “The delivery of our first electric vehicle represents a real milestone for us. We were very impressed with the vehicle’s performance during its recent trial with us and it’s now integrated within our Palletline fleet where it’s being used for the many shorter, more local journeys we make.
“Our ambition to become greener is a company-wide initiative, and we will continue to strive to take steps towards making our business better for the environment and our planet. We have recently set out on a journey to become B Corp certified and the vehicle’s arrival has coincided with the submission of our initial B Impact Assessment which is currently in the evaluation queue.”
Steve Wilson, sales and marketing director for Thomas Hardie Commercials, added: “The team at Boughey Distribution are setting a fantastic example by becoming an early adopter of this new generation of vehicles which are cleaner, greener and quieter – electrification is becoming a major consideration for operators, and it’s fantastic to see Boughey investing in this new technology.”