Mowi’s road fleet is set to go electric

Edinburgh-based fleet management company Gofor has been appointed to manage Mowi Scotland’s transition to a combined electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle fleet.

Mowi said it intends for all its company cars to be zero-emission or hybrid by 2025, and will include vans and pick-ups in this transition, as and when suitable vehicles become available.

The salmon producer has already begun its change to electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) and is now undertaking the installation of workplace charging at its sites. Originally deploying 7kw charge points, Mowi is now looking to introduce more rapid charging to its business as it seeks to meet the evolving demands of its low carbon fleet.

Gofor has provided a range of fleet management support materials to assist Mowi during its decarbonisation process. These include strategic insight on the move to electric, creating an EV/PHEV fleet policy and driver guidance which highlights benefit in kind (BIK) savings.

The first fully electric vehicles – Citroen e-Spacetourers – have already been delivered, alongside a new dual-branded MG4 Electric. The people carriers were selected as ideal vehicles to transport staff to and from work across two key highland routes.

Allan Macdonald, Area Manager for Mowi, explained: “In addition to the clear environmental benefits from this move, thanks to the electric people carriers, it is now easier to transport staff to and from their place of work which will also help with recruitment in the future.”

Mowi now has e-vehicle charging points at its head office in Fort William as well as the salmon hatcheries at Lochailort and Invermoriston, and the plan is to expand these charging points at the company’s many business locations across the Highlands and Islands.

Graham Lesslie, Managing Director of Gofor commented: “We’ve taken a highly proactive approach to ensure that the switch to electric and hybrid is as smooth as possible for Mowi. The Gofor team set up test drives to get employees comfortable with EVs and we also facilitated workplace charge point installation to make running the vehicles really easy.

“Our customer success team will support Mowi in the future with both vehicles and chargers as they transition to a reduced carbon fleet.”

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