The three fully electric vans replace diesel counterparts in the Mannok fleet.

Electric vans join Mannok fleet

Three new electric vans have joined the Mannok fleet as the company seeks to reduce its emissions.

The fully electric, zero emissions Maxus vans will replace diesel vans in the west Cavan firm’s fleet.

Mannok says the move is “the start of our journey to decarbonise our fleet” and follows the installation of EV charging points at a number of Mannok’s sites.

The addition of the vans is the latest in the company’s moves to become more carbon efficient and promote biodiversity at its sites.

Paul Monaghan was appointed Mannok’s sustainability manager in March of this year.

October saw what was described as a first-of-its-kind collaboration between the company and Ulster Wildlife, with Mannok hoping to become as carbon neutral as possible over the next 25 years.

The spent areas of industrial development and other land holdings will be repaired and restored as viable habitats.

It launched its Natural Assets Action Plans that month, which couples as a mission statement to mitigate the company’s impact on the environment.