Eric Wright invests in electric vehicles

Property and construction firm Eric Wright Group is working towards its vision of operating an entirely green fleet with the purchase of 25 new electric vehicles.

The Bamber Bridge company has taken delivery of ten fully electric Kia e-Niro cars and five Model 3 Tesla cars. It has placed orders for ten further vehicles to be delivered later this summer.

The group is transitioning its entire fleet to electric/low emission vehicles as part of its drive to low carbon.  Last year, 20 per cent of its 170 leased cars were hybrid, plug-in hybrid or pure EV. The goal is to increase this to 60 per cent by 2025. 

A number of businesses within the group have also been trialling electric commercial vehicles to identify whether a switch to commercial electric vehicles is also possible. Eric Wright Group has also switched to Haven Power, a 100% renewable energy provider.

Jeremy Hartley, group managing director, said: "We are committed to operating our business in a wholly responsible way to preserve the world in which we live. That includes driving down carbon emissions within the fleet and doing everything possible across the business to mitigate our impact on the environment."

We are committed to operating our business in a wholly responsible way

The cars were purchased from Bolton Kia.  Tracy McGrath, business sales coordinator, said: "Our fully electric Kia e-Niro has been turning many heads in the industry and with customers alike, so it’s great to see a local company’s commitment to provide their staff with ten new Kia e-Niro’s."

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