The landscaping arm of Mite has launched the UK’s initial zero emission gritting assistance for commercial use, utilizing a 100 per cent electric powered vehicle (EV) with a battery-powered gritter attached and sustainable whitened marine salt.
The new service has been trialled in Nottingham, with the gritter carrying out a specially created route to be able to maximise the amount of sites it could de-ice using one charge. As the gritter lasts around five hrs between charging currently, as the demo continues Mitie shall evaluation how and where it really is used to help make the process more efficient, before rolling away to a lot more cities of winter 2021 ahead.
every day at the Mitie Landscapes office in Nottingham
Both the EV itself and the vehicle-installed gritter are charged, that is powered by REGO-backed renewable power, which means the service will be zero emission truly.
Mitie Landscapes designed the zero emission electrical gritting service to aid customers seeking to reduce their environmental influence, those in high-pollution locations particularly, such as for example cities.
Tim Howell, Managing Director, Landscapes, Mitie, said: “When individuals consider cutting carbon emissions, gritting may not seem an obvious place to begin. However, to be sustainable truly, businesses have to consider every factor of their functions. We’re proud to end up being launching the UK’s 1st zero emission gritting program to help our clients keep their sites secure, while minimising their effect on the planet.”
The introduction of the brand new service builds on Mitie’s electric vehicle commitments, with the EV gritter joining more 900 other EVs in Mitie’s fleet already.