Driving into 2009
22nd December 2008
Stage Electrics has purchased 10 new Mercedes Sprinter vans for their national branch network, which will replace the existing branch fleet of vehicles. Each van is fitted with the ECO-Start system which turns the engine off after a 2 second waiting period, while the vehicle is stationary. The engine will automatically restart when the clutch pedal is depressed.
The new vans will save fuel, vehicle emissions, noise and engine wear. Such features are especially beneficial for branch ve¬hicles which often spend large peri¬ods of time stuck in traffic with the engine running. The vans are due to roll out across the branches from January, with two vehicles allo¬cated to each branch. Gordon Wells, head of finance, comments: "This significant capital investment highlights not only our fleet growth, but ensures we are actively reduc¬ing our corporate carbon footprint."