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Freight firm goes electric

An international freight and courier firm has invested £2 million in a fleet which includes electric vehicles and those powered by LPG or biodiesel.

The company, called PODs, has also installed its own biodiesel tank and pump at its Heathrow Airport site.

It has placed an order for three Modec electric vehicles (pictured) for city centre use.

The zero emission vehicles have a range of 100 miles on a single charge and PODs is also taking delivery of 30 Mercedes-Benz Sprinters, 15 of which are LPG and 15 diesel and biodiesel.

Managing director Ian West said: “Although many companies are happy to publicise their corporate environmental strategies, many of these same businesses don’t think about the pollution that they’re causing by sending packages.

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