UK Power Networks will use the zero-emissions-in-use, 100% electric Renault Pro+ commercial vehicles to maintain its electricity network that serves homes, businesses, schools, hospitals and EV charge points in and around London.

In line with UK Power Networks’ commitment to lowering its carbon footprint and improving air quality for future generations, the electricity network has plans to charge the vans using electricity that is solar generated at six of the locations. A total of 27 charge points are being installed at the company’s sites to help keep the vans moving around the clock.

It has also added the all-electric Renault ZOE supermini to its company car scheme, the first time it has added an EV to its approved car list.

UK Power Networks believes that it will deliver an estimated 15% cost saving over the life of the vehicle, with the savings originating from fuel usage, the exemption from Ultra-Low Emission Zone charges, and the availability of government grants.