The task of getting petrol has become entrenched in our routines. Like getting groceries and paying bills, it’s something we can’t avoid and is a chore that we have had no choice but to undertake, until now.
Imagine getting to work, plugging your car in to charge and knowing you don’t have to stop and get petrol on your way home from work - sounds good right? Well, what with the recent influx of affordable electric vehicles this futuristic vision of powering your car, like you would your iPhone, is now a reality.
Since 2007 we have been measuring and monitoring our main carbon emissions impacts, and taking steps to reduce those impacts, and our data has been independently verified by Toitu carbonreduce, year on year, since 2012. As part of this process, we recognised that one of our biggest contributors to our carbon emissions is our car travel. But how could we solve this? Electric vehicles were few and far between, not to mention somewhat costly. We encouraged (and still do encourage) carpooling, public transport and good old fashioned walking, but it’s not always the most practical solution especially when we have regular site visits, often with a lot of equipment, and meetings to attend where punctuality is paramount. We knew something needed to change and up until now, an electric fleet didn’t really seem possible. Oh, how times have changed.
In 2018 we purchased our first electric vehicle, an electric Volkswagen Golf:
Whatever preconceived notions you have about electric vehicles, throw them out the window because our electric VW has absolutely exceeded our expectations and it even looks like a normal car!
Have you ever been in an electric vehicle before? We’re sure you have, but firstly there are the push start buttons, which we know are no longer a no