We are delighted to have a new addition to our vehicle fleet, and it is our first electric vehicle, yes we’ve started to go electric. At Lifeline we are committed to doing all we can to limit our environmental impact. In 2014 we were awarded BS EN14001 Environmental Management System Accreditation, as well as Green Impact Accreditation in 2019. Whilst the vehicle fleet is predominantly diesel, we have now added the first of phased implementation of electric vehicles.
So what does this mean, are electric cars better for the environment? The major benefit of electric cars is the contribution that they can make towards improving air quality in towns and cities. With no tailpipe, pure electric cars produce no carbon dioxide emissions when driving. This reduces air pollution considerably. Already, in just one month we have saved over £100 in fuel and considerably reduced our carbon output to zero on this vehicle alone.
So put simply, electric cars give us cleaner streets making our Island towns and cities across the UK a better place to be for pedestrians and cyclists. In over a year, just one electric car on the roads can save an average 1.5 million grams of CO2. That’s the equivalent of four return flights from London to Barcelona. Mark Lee, Managing Director at Lifeline Alarm Systems says – “Recent weather has also highlighted to us all the reality of global warming, so it up to all of us to do our bit, no matter how small that might be.”
The vehicle was procured and supplied by Vehicle Consulting. Cindy Newnham, General Manager of Lifeline Alarm Systems Ltd., says “the whole process was made so easy by Paul Thorley and his team at . We are very proud to now have our very first electric vehicle and contribute what we can to a cleaner Island and environment.”