Solomon increases production of electric vehicles

Solomon Commercials is to almost double production of its specialist bodies for electric vehicles as demand grows from environmentally-conscious businesses.

The Haslingden company has partnered with major fleet operators and retailers to develop a range of refrigerated bodies for electric vehicles to help them achieve stringent carbon emission targets.

More than 100 vehicles were manufactured and supplied this year, with orders for up to 200 vehicles for 2022 and demand expected to carry on growing.

Anthony Clegg, sales director, said: "More and more retailers are looking to introduce robust carbon neutral policies, and one of the areas that they've been focussing on is vehicle fleets.

"We've been working with clients to minimise the impact of their fleets on the environment, and zero-emission vehicles are a major contributing factor in helping them achieve their plans.

"In addition, there's increasing need to create clean air cities and banning traditional petrol or diesel engines will help in achieving that goal. However, essential supplies still need to be delivered by vehicles because it's the only way products can get to inner-city sites. It's another reason why electric vehicles and alternative fuels are so important."

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