Direct Healthcare Group drives change with new electric vehicle fleet
Pressure care solutions manufacturer Direct Healthcare Group has taken significant steps in ensuring that the delivery of its rental and service operation is sustainable and environmentally friendly, as it begins the swap out of conventionally fuelled vans to a new electric fleet.
The new Peugeot e-Expert vans are fully electric, zero emission vehicles providing a significant environmental benefit within a portfolio that traditionally requires high volume logistics and movement of key medical equipment.
According to the firm, the move directly benefits the global push towards net-zero emissions by 2050 and a reduction of emissions by half before 2030, set out by the United Nations (UN) and pledged to by 110 countries. The UN repeatedly stated the criticality of early mobilisation in meeting this criteria, in order to see the largest possible benefit.
DHG states that it wanted to make a significant early step in contributing towards these goals, recognising the impact individual companies can have on the larger national and international goals.
Graham Ewart, Chief Executive Officer at Direct Healthcare Group (DHG), said: “We have seen significant growth within our rental and service operations over the past five years, which, in turn, has led to an increase in the number of vehicles within our fleet making deliveries of rented equipment everyday.
“We recognise the serious implications this has and have taken the critical first step in creating a greener, more sustainable rental delivery for our customers. I would hope that this change sets a precedent within the industry, with similar providers following suit in order for us all to have the greatest impact.”
Direct Healthcare Group is working in alignment with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), of which tackling climate change is a key priority. As such, DHG has said that it will continue to implement strategies and initiatives that addresses this global challenge in a meaningful way.
The purchase of these new zero emission vehicles will see them rolled out into the fleet in greater numbers over the coming months.
The Direct Healthcare Group is among many firms looking at using power from sustainable sources across its operations. Community equipment specialists Medequip has been trialling its first electric vehicles as it looks to deliver its Medway community equipment services (CES) contract in Kent.https://thiis.co.uk/direct-healthcare-group-drives-change-with-new-electric-vehicle-fleet/https://i0.wp.com/thiis.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/DHG-Electric-Vehicle-Mock-up-1-1024x576-1.jpg?fit=900%2C506&ssl=1https://i0.wp.com/thiis.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/DHG-Electric-Vehicle-Mock-up-1-1024x576-1.jpg?resize=150%2C150&ssl=1NewsroomSupplier NewsTrade NewsDirect Healthcare Group,electric,equipment,Medequip,medical,vehicles,zero emissionPressure care solutions manufacturer Direct Healthcare Group has taken significant steps in ensuring that the delivery of its rental and service operation is sustainable and environmentally friendly, as it begins the swap out of conventionally fuelled vans to a new electric fleet. The new Peugeot e-Expert vans are fully electric,...Liane McIvorLiane McIvorliane@thiis.co.ukAdministratorTHIIS Magazine