Lex Autolease has delivered a fleet of new Toyota Hi Lux vehicles to Siemens as part a drive to help the energy giant reduce its carbon footprint.
The vehicles, which include 50 new and 70 retrofitted vans, have been supplied to Siemens’ Energy Service Renewable’s division and are expected to cut carbon emissions by a third across the division’s entire fleet.
Siemens Energy Service Renewables specialises in the maintenance of onshore, coastal and offshore wind turbines throughout the UK. The new vehicles will initially be deployed in Scotland, before being rolled out to other parts of the country.
Lex Autolease and brand partner QI Van Systems provided the vehicles after conducting an in-depth review with Siemens, which looked at the wind power service technician’s working patters, the amount of kit they are required to carry and average distance travelled between each turbine.
Commenting on the project, Richard Luijendijk, director of Siemens Service Renewables UK and Ireland, said: "Siemens has a strong focus on sustainable transport, including the introduction of electric vehicles into its fleet and other incentives to help improve its carbon footprint. In this key project we were focused on achieving both environmental and efficiency benefits, to help reduce carbon emissions, the cost of vehicle per mile and overall running costs.
“Safety was also a primary consideration in vehicle design for technicians out in the field, as well as meeting all commercial vehicle legal and customer requirements. Our work with Lex Autolease and Qi is just the start of innovation in this area and we will continue to look at ways to develop and improve on design as the business grows and evolves.”