G4S Cash Solutions (G4S) is launching what it claims is the world’s first fully electric cash in transit vehicle.
The pilot vehicle, which will operate in the Greater London area, is projected to save 4,974kg of carbon emissions per year and is the latest step in G4S’s ongoing commitment to reducing its environmental impact.
The vehicle, developed in partnership with Allied Electric, combines the latest in battery technology and electronic management software together with a tried and tested production vehicle converted into a highly specialised cash in transit protected vehicle encompassing state-of-the-art security features.
Ken Niven, divisional CEO, G4S Cash Solutions, said: “I believe that this prototype may lead G4S into deploying more of these vehicles in city centres, harnessing the benefits of zero pollution and noise, while providing clear economic operating benefits.”
The vehicle has a range of around 100 miles, significantly further than the longest route length it will be required to travel for G4S in between re-charging the batteries.