Artic fleet goes greener

The company has updated its vans to comply with the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) standards in a bid to reduce climate change

Artic has taken steps in many areas of the business to become environmentally friendly, a decision which recently included an update of the company vehicles. There are now 32 Artic vans on the road that comply with the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) standards.

The ULEZ replaced the T-Charge on 8 April 2019. It operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, within the same area as the Congestion Charge zone. It has been introduced as one of the many ways to help reduce the most harmful emissions generated by road transport in central London and across the Capital.

At Artic, the main aim is to keep emissions to a minimum. Artic assessed its current vehicle fleet, looking at fuel consumption and the average MPG (miles per gallon) of each vehicle. In order to make the fleet greener, it bought vehicles with lower CO2 emissions with higher MPG. Several of the vans were exchanged for Peugeot Partners, which have lower C02 emissions and fall into a rating of A. Artic was also able to remove the worst performing vehicles altogether.

The company aims to keep the green initiative at the forefront of its employee’s minds by encouraging efficient route planning, correct tyre pressure maintenance and the removal of excess weight from the vehicles. These measures have reduced the amount of fuel used and all help to reduce emissions. The benefits of cleaner, greener vehicles in the form of reduced emissions will help reduce exhaust NOx and PM emissions, helping to improve air quality and making central London a safer and more pleasant place to live, work and visit.

In the future Artic plan to purchase Electric Vans (EVs) to contribute to improving air quality, reduce climate change and reducing overall CO2 emissions in the world.