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An environmentally conscious engineering company has taken steps to turn its fleet of commercial vehicles fully electric as part of its aims of becoming carbon neutral.

Forth, based in Cumbria, has replaced two of its fossil fuel vehicles with environmentally friendly
electric vehicles, and has a further car on order to join the electric fleet.

The company has purchased a Renault Kangoo E-Tech Van and a Hyundai Kona Electric Car, with another to come, and it plans to completely electrify all its vehicles used by staff members.

Graham Cartwright, Forth’s Projects Director, said: “We feel, as a company, that we all should be doing our bit for the environment, and we are considering what steps we can take to hit our target of becoming carbon neutral.

“When you consider the positive impact it will have on the environment, it makes perfect sense to be turning our fleet of vehicles electric.

“By taking small steps such as this, we can make a big difference on the world around us and we are planning ahead to implement further environmentally friendly measures.”

Graham is encouraging other companies to consider transforming their vehicle fleet electric by
highlighting the many positives of switching from traditional fuel-based vehicles.

He said: “We hope by showing we can make a difference by implementing new measures, other
companies will also show their commitment to being more environmentally friendly too.

“Electric vehicles are developing all the time and the mile ranges are improving significantly, so
adopting them into our business is becoming more practicable by the day.

“At a time when petrol and diesel prices are at a record high, the savings on fuel alone makes
the transformation work from a business point of view.”

An electric charging point is in the pipeline for Forth’s headquarters in Flimby. Forth also has
bases in Cleator Moor and Barrow.

Forth wished to thank J. Edgar & Son, of Dunmail Park, in Workington, for supplying the vehicle
and providing expert assistance during the process.

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