Embracing change with new Ford E-Transit
At Ground Control we are continually investing in a sustainable future and working towards a fully electric fleet, with EV vehicles and electric plant in operation where possible. This is all part of our wider commitment to non-polluting solutions and carbon neutrality.
Recently, we have taken delivery the next step with our first batch of E-Transits and we are gearing up to roll them out into our everyday operations, starting with in our grounds maintenance division. We will also be using one van as a showcase vehicle to highlight the potential of EV vehicles to teams across the UK
Jay Hancocks, Maintenance Director commented:
The Ford E-Transit is a game-changer for the commercial electric vehicle market, and at Ground Control we’re excited to put the van’s innovate features into action. Features includes:
- Long range: A new longer range of nearly 200 miles means our locally-based teams can complete works without disruption.
- Lower maintenance: Lower maintenance expenses help deliver an estimated 40% savings in service costs versus diesel models.
- Fast recharger: 100% recharge can be achieved in 8 hours. Which means an overnight charge can support a full day’s work – with multiple options to charge ‘on the go’.
As carbon neutral company with B-Corp status, we are proud to continually show Human Nature: At Its Best with updates around our innovation. Building on our Tesla fleet with the Ford E-Transit is an exciting next step for Ground Control and for our industry.