Avon Fire and Rescue Service introduce electric vehicles to help cut their carbon footprint

People standing in front of electric vehicles

Avon Fire and Rescue Service (AF&RS) have introduced the first electric vehicles to their fleet.

The organisation has already made rapid progress towards becoming a more sustainable service, demonstrating leadership in the public sector.

EV upgrade

The two electric vans based at Bedminster fire station, will be used by the Community Fire Safety team, and will help lower the service’s emissions ahead of Bristol’s 2030 carbon neutral target.

Many changes need to be made in order to protect the environment from the effects of climate change. It is hoped that the service’s rollout of the electric vans will encourage other businesses and service sectors to make more sustainable choices in order to help the city they serve.

Annabel Harford, Environmental Manager for AF&RS, said:

We worked with the Energy Savings Trust to review our fleet and identify opportunities to transition to low emissions vehicles that were suitable and made financial sense.

The introduction of the electric vans is a step in the right direction for us as an organisation. We understand the importance of becoming a more environmentally friendly service and this is something we want to improve on.

Going green with Bristol Energy

All Avon Fire and Rescue sites, including their EV charging points, are powered by Bristol Energy’s 100% renewable electricity and green gas. Switching to renewable energy is the easiest way you can do your bit for the environment; helping our city become cleaner, greener and healthier.

Bristol Energy is also providing 100% renewable electricity to a majority of the newly installed Revive EV charging points across the city, which is helping accelerate the city’s transition to a lower carbon transport system.

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