Electric Vehicle Hero (Highly Commended)
Highly Commended: Brecon Beacons National Park Authority
A pioneer in Wales, over half of the authority’s fleet are electric and chargepoints are available at seven locations for staff and visitors. Solar panels generate enough electricity to offset the annual mileages of two pool cars, over 16,000 miles, and further renewable energy projects are planned.
Pictured: L-R, Sam Ashoo,
Electric Vehicle Hero (Winner)
Winner: East Coast Organics
East Coast Organics delivers to over 1,500 homes a week and was determined to switch to electric vans as soon as they could. To make the vans a success, they redesigned their packing boxes and delivery routes and have invested in solar PV and four Tesla powerwalls for overnight recharging.
Pictured: L-R, Sam Ashoo, Mike Callender, Ben Wicks (Go Ultra Low)
Smarter Business Travel Hero (Winner)
Winner: Doncaster Council
Between 2011 and 2019, the council greatly reduced its grey fleet mileage from 3 million to under 0.5 million by introducing pool cars and related initiatives. Plans are well-advanced to replace these pool cars with EVs, as well as introduce solar PV car ports and electric vans.
Pictured: L-R Sam Ashoo, Richard Smith, Alex Grant (Fleet World)
Innovation Hero (Highly Commended)
Highly Commended: Urban Electric
The UEone is the world’s first pop-up chargepoint, designed to enable overnight charging for residents without off-street parking. The post retracts underground, reducing street clutter, and the technology overcomes the power limitations of lamppost chargepoints. Prototypes have been installed in Oxford and trials are planned in Dundee and Plymouth.
Pictured: L-R Sam Ashoo, Keith Johnson
Innovation Hero (Winner)
Winner: The Climate Group
The Climate Group launched EV100 in 2017, a business leadership global initiative bringing together 59 companies. Collectively, these companies have committed to transitioning 311,000 vehicles to electric. The Climate Group showcases the members’ successes, shares best practice, communicates to policy makers and manufacturers and accelerating EV uptake by influencing market conditions.
Pictured: L-R Sam Ashoo, James, Sandra Roling, Ralph Palmer
Sustainable Deliveries Hero (Highly Commended)
Highly Commended: Team London Bridge
The team works collaboratively with 60 local businesses and ecargo bike operators to promote and incentivise the use of ecargo bikes for courier and other services, improving air quality and reducing congestion. They have engaged with businesses to improve perceptions of ecargo bikes and help facilitate the switch.
Pictured: L-R Sam Ashoo, Oliver Ivens, Arun Khagram, Jack Skillen, Chrisopher Plumb (Highways England)
Sustainable Deliveries Hero (Winner)
Winner: TDPD UK
The business has two all-electric delivery sites in central London with 39 vehicles and a further 55 EVs across its operations which are used for both trunk routes and last mile deliveries. They have also halved unproductive stem mileage in central London and committed to delivering 25 million zero-emission parcels a year by the end of 2020.
Pictured: L-R Sam Ashoo, Ben Dalton, Trevor Berry, Christopher Plumb (Highways England)
Future Cities Hero (Winner)
Winner: Nottingham City Council
The council has integrated EVs into its fleet at an impressive rate whilst securing staff buy-in and enabling EV adoption across the city. The council is electrifying specialist vehicles including street sweepers, cage tippers and minibuses, and has ring-fenced running cost savings to fund further EV purchases. In 2020, the council will open an ULEV-only workshop and has installed 300 public chargepoints.
Pictured: L-R Sam Ashoo, Matt Ralfe, Shane Staley, Rachel Warren
Unsung Hero (Highly Commended)
Highly Commended: Keith Freeman
Through his expertise and leadership, Keith has helped thousands of drivers to improve the standard and efficiency of their driving. He manages a range of training programmes incorporating fuel efficient techniques, ensuring excellent quality and effectiveness. He is also an advocate for EVs
and has introduced engaging EV courses.
Pictured: L-R Sam Ashoo, Keith Freeman
Unsung Hero (Winner)
Highly Commended: Rob Macintosh
Rob has spearheaded strategies to improve the efficiency and sustainability of the ambulance fleet. He has initiated an extensive vehicle replacement programme, redesigned ambulance specifications to allow the purchase of 3.5t vehicles, and is optimising vehicle numbers across teams. His next
steps include exploring the opportunity for hydrogen-fuel cell ambulances.
Pictured: L-R Sam Ashoo, Rob Macintosh
EST Fleet of the Year (Highly Commended)
Highly Commended: Galliford Try
Construction firm Galliford Try is actively encouraging company car drivers to select hybrids, PHEVs and EVs, resulting in a significant fall in average fleet emissions. Every office has chargepoints and all van and high-risk drivers are undertaking fuel-efficiency training.
EST Fleet of the Year (Winner)
Winner: Environment Agency
As part of the Government Fleet Commitment, the Environment Agency will introduce up to 30 electric vans in early 2020, adding to its existing 53 electric cars and vans in its 5,000 vehicle fleet. It is in the process of analysing its 3,500 lease car fleet and staff, fleet and visitor chargepoint needs.
Pictured: L-R Sam Ashoo, David Collins, Dale Eynon, David Jones (Alphabet)