Mech NW has chosen Vanaways as its ongoing vehicle provider.

The mechanical and electrical company has adopted a fully-electric fleet, with the latest additions a Maxus T90 EV pick-up, and two Renault Kangoo E-Tech vans.

The vehicles were supplied on a new lease hire arrangement, following advice from Vanaways regional business development manager Hannah Pearson.

Mech NW managing director Chris Hannon said: “We were spending £400 a week on diesel,and now it’s about £150 per week for charging, at around £7 or £8 per charge at home overnight. Over the course of the year that’s a significant saving, and the install costs for the chargers are paid off quite quickly.

“Combined with the savings on the costs of acquiring the vehicles – the truck alone was not far off half the price of what a diesel one would be – we’re really grateful to Hannah for the advice. These savings are going to help us reinvest in the growth of the business over the next few years, starting with the introduction of our new electrical division.

“Having a good van supplier will be a great feature of our journey going forward, and the electrification of the fleet is important given the attention our clients pay to the carbon footprint of their operations and their supply chain.”

Pearson said: “It’s great to be able to bring our full range of deals and suppliers to companies like Mech NW so we can genuinely offer them the solution that works best for them.

“There are some amazing fleet opportunities out there for companies which are able to think outside the box, and we enjoy helping open up those avenues.”