Media and entertainment company Sky has introduced 11 Renault Kangoo Z.E. vans into its fleet – the first all-electric commercial vehicles bought by the company – replacing diesel vans.
The vans are part of Sky’s ambition to be net zero carbon by 2030. Currently, about 34% of Sky’s carbon emissions originate in the company’s supply chain, and the new Kangoo Z.E.’s will be used to provide insight into how fully electric vans can be rolled out more widely in the fleet to help bring its carbon emissions down. Sky currently runs more than 4,000 vans.
The new Kangoo Z.E. vans will be primarily West London-based, working out of Sky’s Isleworth UK headquarters to support its local sites, with additional journeys further afield to the company’s Chilworth technology centre within the University of Southampton Science Park. Several will also be deployed at Sky’s Scotland sites in Livingston, Dunfermline and Uddingston. All will be used by Sky’s facilities teams for an array of duties spanning cleaning to decorating and catering to mail distribution.
Sky chose the Kangoo Z.E based on its range of up to 143 miles (WLTP), size and positive driver feedback from earlier trials. The Kangoo Z.E.s will all be charged using renewable energy sources at on-site charging points.
Oliver Wanklyn, senior fleet operations manager, Supply Chain Operations at Sky, said: “These Renault Kangoo Z.E. vans take us another step closer towards our commitment to be net zero carbon by 2030. We’re very excited to introduce them and see them out on the road. With the unique livery that details their 100% electric power they’ll be highly visible to the public, helping us to drive awareness of Sky Zero and importantly, inspiring others to #GoZero with Sky.”
Vincent Tourette, managing director, Groupe Renault UK, added: “Renault has over a decade’s experience of 100% electric commercial vehicles and we are delighted that our pioneering approach has influenced a company as forward-thinking as Sky to not only choose our vehicles, but utilise them for such an important role in determining the future direction of its fleet.”