Electric vehicle and charge point suppliers SYMPHONY EV-ZE, have been successful in their bid to supply and install Electric Charging Points and Fleet Electric Vehicles to builders’ merchants Sovini Trade Supplies.
Northern Housing’s 2018 Supplier of the Year, Sovini Trade Supplies, have introduced Electric Vehicles to their fleet as part of their corporate social responsibility pledge. SYMPHONY EV-ZE installed the Charging Points at Sovini’s site at Aintree Racecourse Retail & Business Park for use by the company’s staff and visitors.
Plans are also underway to roll out the Charging Points and Electric Vehicle scheme at Sovini’s Ellesmere Port and Eccles stores.
The two Charging Points were funded through Merseytravel’s Workplace Charge Point programme’s latest Capital Grant scheme, which is designed to provide a boost to infrastructure and accessibility and to increase the number of Charging Points and Ultra Low Emission Vehicles (EV) across the Liverpool City Region.
SYMPHONY EV-ZE supplied the 100% zero carbon emission, eNV200 Nissan Van to Sovini Trade Supplies, who are the first builders’ merchants in the City Region to introduce zero emission deliveries as part of their sustainable transport programme.
The introduction of Electric Vehicles to the fleet will represent a significant cost saving to the company alongside the added benefits to the environment. The 100% Electric Vehicles are road tax exempt and cost just £2.00 per 100 miles to run.
Alan Evans, Regional Operations Manager at Sovini Trade Supplies, said, “Sovini Trade Supplies is committed to implementing pioneering new methods to ensure our Corporate Social Responsibility is upheld. This year we decided to invest in Electric Vehicles which has not only provided benefits to the environment but also offers financial savings too. Following a successful bid to Merseytravel we are delighted to have worked in partnership with SYMPHONY Electric Vehicles to install Charging Points at our Aintree store. We are working to introduce more Electric Vehicles to our growing fleet in 2019.”
John Robinson, Director of SYMPHONY Electric Vehicles, added “It’s great to support Sovini Trade Supplies in their sustainable transport restructure, adding zero carbon emission vehicles to their growing fleet and installing Charging Points at their depot. More and more fleets are converting to 100% Electric Vehicles, this will help our overall ambition in making Liverpool one of the lowest carbon cities in Europe.”