Bentley Motors Unveils Electric First Response Fleet, Leading the Charge for Sustainability at Crewe Headquarters
In a groundbreaking move, Bentley Motors is ushering in a new era of sustainability with the introduction of two fully electric vehicles to its First Response Team fleet. The Volkswagen ID3 and ID Buzz Cargo models, charged at 107 on-site points fueled by over 36,000 solar panels, will spearhead day-to-day operations, addressing medical emergencies and off-site events at the company’s UK headquarters in Crewe.
This eco-friendly transition aligns with Bentley’s dedication to achieving environmental milestones outlined in its Beyond100 strategy. The electric First Response Vehicles not only contribute to reduced noise and fuel pollution at the Crewe site but also adhere effortlessly to the 10 mph speed limit, avoiding strain on gearboxes and Diesel Particulate Filters seen in their predecessors.
Distinctively adorned with Bentley wings, site emergency numbers, sirens, and light bars, the ID3 and ID Cargo Buzz are not only functional but also visually cohesive. The ID3 will be utilized for medical emergencies, on-site duties, and off-site events, while the ID Cargo Buzz will transport confined space, height, and environmental emergency equipment.
Following the lead of the on-site Logistics operation, powered solely by battery-driven vehicles, Bentley’s commitment to the Beyond100 strategy aims for end-to-end carbon neutrality by 2030. With this shift, fuel consumption is slated to drop from 1261 liters to zero annually.
The Crewe site, already powered by 100% renewable energy, earned carbon-neutral certification in 2018, marking it as the UK’s first luxury automotive factory with such recognition from the Carbon Trust. Committed to sustainable practices, Bentley has implemented a water recycling system, local tree planting initiatives, and the installation of over 36,000 on-site solar panels. Looking ahead, the company envisions making the Crewe facility a ‘climate positive factory’ by actively reducing carbon levels in the atmosphere by 2030.
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