The loan has allowed Lift Shift and Store to start making the transition to electric vehicles much faster.
The company now owns three electric vans: one LDV MAXUS EV80 and two MAXUS Edeliver3 vans. It also still operates a few diesel vans and trucks.
John said: “Without the support of Energy Saving Trust and the funding, we most definitely would not have been able to purchase our third electric van.”
Lift Shift and Store has completed just over 12,000 miles in the first of its two MAXUS Edeliver3 vans. This is 3,000 miles less than the vehicle it replaced, which was a Nissan Nv200, due to the company planning routes more efficiently.
Servicing and fuel costs are down dramatically, and the company doesn’t have to pay low emission fines in towns and cities.
Electric vehicles would now be Lift Shift and Store’s first choice when choosing to purchase another vehicle.