Forrest, the social housing regeneration business, has added two electric vehicles to its fleet as it looks to strengthen its commitment to the environment.
The two Renault Zoes will be based at Forrest’s headquarters at Dodd Lane, Bolton.
Each vehicle will be available to staff as pool cars during the day, and the intention is that they will be used for shorter journeys and site visits in the local area.
The electric vehicles are the latest additions to Forrest’s fleet.
In 2012 the company undertook an extensive fleet review in an effort to reduce its carbon footprint, cut fuel costs and create a more sustainable business model.
Earlier this year the contractor replaced a tranche of its older fleet with 35 newer, more environmentally-friendly vehicles, which included 20 Ford Transit vans, nine Ford Fiesta 1.6 Ecotec Cars and six Fiat Doblo Cargo Maxi 1.6 Multijet.
In total, 130 cars and vans will be added to the fleet over the next two years.
Vicki Lee, quality and environmental manager, Forrest, said: “With the introduction of the two electric vehicles we are upping our commitment to be an environmentally-conscious company.
“We have already made significant headway in reducing our carbon output, and will continue to ramp up our green efforts as more vehicles are delivered and new technologies introduced.”