Magenta Security has taken delivery of its first electric vehicles as part of a phased switch from hybrid to fully electric. The newest arrivals in the Magenta fleet will be fully powered by the solar panels installed at Magenta’s head office building.
These vehicles will see Magenta’s fuel usage drop by approximately 80%. It is partly due to Magenta’s unwavering focus on CSR initiatives, including being environmentally friendly, that has seen the Royal Parks in London recently renew Magenta’s contract for a further seven years.
To support the new fleet, Magenta Security has installed six charging stations at the office.
“We were an early adopter of hybrid vehicles but the time for change is here and we are looking forward to having an entirely electric fleet in the very near future,” comments Abbey Petkar, managing director of Magenta Security. “As technology improves and opportunities to decrease our impact on the environment continue, I will always be willing to test new ideas and consider options to improve Magenta’s CSR. From the day we launched our business 25 years ago I have placed staff, charities and the planet at the heart of what we do – this switch to a fully electric fleet is another step on that journey.”
Due to the number and range of vehicles in the fleet, Magenta expects to be fully electric in 2023.