2nd December 2022
Crown Paints is renewing and growing its fleet of commercial vehicles with new electric Mercedes-Benz Vito vans, supplied by long-term automotive lease partner Athlon.
The vans, which will be based at a number of Crown's Decorator Centres located throughout the United Kingdom, are fully electric.
The Race to Zero
The contract is the latest agreement in a long and successful partnership between Crown and Athlon. The relationship already spans 12 years, during which time Athlon has managed the operational fleet requirements for both car and Light Commercial vehicles.
Both parties state the new contract demonstrates their shared vision to support the UK Government's "Road to Zero" drive by making their operations more sustainable and work towards pan-European objectives of zero fossil fuels by 2025.
Growing for greener
Athlon is seeing rapid growth in the number of orders of Electric Vehicles (EVs) for both cars and LCVs.
Our Client Sales Manager Martin Franks said:
“With a third of our most recent orders being EV motors, momentum is growing for greener and cleaner motoring options. We’re delighted to bolster Crown’s already extensive nationwide flee with these new electric vans, supporting the company’s sustainability strategy.”
Michael Stevens, Head of Logistics and Planning UK & Ireland at Crown Paints, added:
“At Crown, we have an ongoing roadmap to cut CO2 emissions from company vehicles by at least 50% by transitioning towards electric or hybrid models. Our overall ambition is to radically improve our environmental and social impact. Our company, customers and colleagues are able to thrive now into the future.”
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