Vital Energi on Going Green with PVM

27th Apr 2021

Speaking with reputable clients

Pendragon Vehicle Management (PVM) recently undertook an audit of our clients who had taken a delivery of 20 or more cars over the previous year. Vital Energi topped the league table of sustainable performers by coming in with an average of 20.7g/km of CO2. The average for similar sized clients was 85.2g/km of CO2.

Vital Energi’s fleet has distinguished itself as one of the greenest around after emissions from their vehicles were found to be less than 25 percent of other organisations.

Fleet Manager, Paul Carberry, explains: "We are helping to decarbonise cities, campuses and developments through our energy generation and energy conservation projects. It is great that we can contribute, as a company, to reduce the carbon emissions of our company fleet.

We were early adopters of low emission petrol and diesel vehicles, then mild hybrids in 2009, plug-in electric vehicles (PHEVs) vehicles in 2014 and more recently, in 2019, battery electric vehicles (BEVs), which can be charged by the Solar PVs at our Blackburn headquarters. By constantly being at the cutting edge of technology, coupled with choosing sustainable behaviours, we are able to outperform other similar organisations and contribute to the UK meeting its carbon targets."

Over 70 percent of Vital's current fleet are either BEVs or PHEVs, which give the fleet average emissions of 48.21 Co2 g/km. 95 percent of the 21 vehicles that are currently in the order bank are BEVs or PHEVs, and the fleet is only set to become greener in the future and will continue to position Vital Energi at the forefront in the UK’s journey towards net-zero carbon emissions.

Having supplied their fleet vehicles for the past ten years, PVM has a strong relationship with Vital Energi, also recently entering into a Solus Agreement for the next four years.

Michael Telford, Customer Relationship Manager for Vital Energi, commented: “The statistics showing the ongoing reduction in Vital Energi’s average car CO2 values illustrate that the company is putting the environment at the forefront of their fleet considerations whilst providing a highly attractive scheme for their drivers. Over the course of the 10 years that Vital Energi and Pendragon have been in partnership, Vital have always been early adopters of new and lower emission vehicles, and we look forward to seeing the progress this fleet continues to make over the years to come.”

Source: Paul Carberry, Group Fleet & Facilities Manager at Vital Energi.

About Vital Energi

Vital Energi is the UK’s leading innovator in efficient energy provisions, designing, building, operating and maintaining market-leading low carbon energy solutions such as energy centres and district heating and cooling networks.

As one of the first companies to provide green energy systems in the United Kingdom, Vital Energi have a history of developing quality solutions that continue to contribute towards environmental prosperity and customer satisfaction, placing sustainability at the heart of all of their operations.