WEGO couriers, formally known as Pedal Express, approached the ETC when the battery in their 10 year old electric van was due for an upgrade. With an environmentally friendly ethos, WEGO decided to look at the options available for expanding their eco-friendly fleet of vehicles.
Based on advice and recommendations provided by Dr Gérald Busca and Darryl Brissett-Dowe, WEGO did not upgrade the batteries. Instead they decided to went for a newly converted Electric Nemo from the Electric Vehicle Company on Guernsey. This purchase coincided with the company becoming carbon neutral after an energy review and a small carbon offset. A bonus is that the change enabled WEGO to discontinue the use of a vehicle using a 50% bio fuel/ 50% diesel mix which has resulted in a £200 per month fuel saving!
WEGO director Chris Beattie explains:
“New technology has created a virtual world where we can click and send, sell and buy. But in the real world we still need actual deliveries. WEGO works hard to meet that need in a resource-conscious way by using renewable energy and green technology."
"Being carbon neutral is a big deal to me. Our efforts have put us in a ‘below average’ carbon footprint bracket for organisations in our sector and size. We’ve achieved that through using cycles, electric and biofuel vans.”