Switching to alternative fuels
Since 2010, G4S has introduced a number of electrically powered vehicles into our fleet, such as the T3 Motion in USA and the Tazzari Zero in the Netherlands, as part of our programme to reduce vehicle emissions and create a greener fleet
In February 2011, G4S launched the world’s first all–electric cash in transit vehicle. The first of its type, the vehicle is powered by lithium–ion batteries and incorporates a solar panel to produce sustainable energy to power the vehicle’s ancillary electrical energy usage. The vehicle has been operating in Greater London, saving around 1,200 litres of fuel (around 3.2 t/CO2e) during its ten month trial.
The trial’s findings have been positive, leading to two further vehicles being piloted by G4S. The first in Rotterdam where it is operating as part of G4S Netherland’s Safe Express fleet and a second which will shortly be launched in London – which will enable us to collect comparison data on efficiency and operational usage.
It is hoped that the findings of the second vehicle in London will lead to the roll–out a further 12 electrically powered cash vehicles operating in the city.