Severn Trent has announced plans to replace its fleet with alternative-fuelled vehicles “as soon as possible”.
It aims to replace 2,200 vans, cars and tankers, with its first fully electric vans expected to hit the roads next month.
Chief Executive Liv Garfield said: “We’re really clear that this is where the future lies for us. Our colleagues clock up a lot of miles every year helping customers and using alternative fuel vehicles will greatly reduce our environmental impact as well as saving customers money.”
The water company has also planned to self generate the equivalent of half its energy use by 2020 – it already uses a combination of anaerobic digestion, solar power, small-scale hydro and wind turbines across its estate.