Affordable housing specialist Lovell has taken delivery of a new fleet of fuel-efficient, low-carbon vehicles to support growing demand for the company’s repairs and maintenance business.
Simon Medler, managing director of the Lovell repairs and
maintenance business, with the new fleet of low-carbon vehicles.
Lovell calculates that the 232 new Ford vans – the majority from Ford’s fuel-efficient ECOnetic range – will cut monthly carbon emissions by around ten per cent compared with the vehicles they replace. That means an annual saving of 367 metric tonnes of carbon – the equivalent of the average annual carbon footprint of around 30 people in the UK.
The diesel-powered vans will be used by the repairs and maintenance team to carry out planned repair and refurbishment work and responsive repairs for its extensive portfolio of clients across England, Scotland and Wales.
“Modern, reliable, fuel-efficient vehicles are essential to ensure that our clients across England, Scotland and Wales continue to receive an effective, high-quality service,” says Simon Medler, managing director of the Lovell repairs and maintenance business.
“Equally importantly, the new vehicles will deliver environmental improvements by cutting our carbon footprint.” Each vehicle will be fitted with speed limiters to improve fuel efficiency and Masternaut vehicle tracking to encourage safe and economical driving habits.
Lovell’s repairs and maintenance team looks after more than 200,000 domestic and commercial properties across the UK. Services provided include day-to-day responsive repairs, void property refurbishments, programmed maintenance, and electrical and gas installations, servicing and repairs.