Hammersmith & Fulham Council has teamed up with Zipcar and Fulham Broadway Business Improvement District to provide the first free electric van service for small businesses in Fulham.
The EV service, which is also available for market traders on North End Road Market, forms part of the council’s drive to tackle the climate change. It also supports the council’s work towards its carbon net-zero target for the borough.
Becky Blooms is one of the local businesses to use the new climate-friendly scheme. Owners Rebecca and Vlad Cutts opened the florist-coffee venue last October and are using the EV for flower deliveries.
“It’s great to see local businesses taking advantage of this new free service and join our fight to tackle the climate emergency in H&F,” said Wesley Harcourt, H&F cabinet member for the environment.
“We need the support of the whole community to drive down the harmful emissions in the air and make H&F carbon net zero target by 2030 as we aim to become the greenest borough in Britain.”
H&F Council will be introducing additional free-to-use electric vans for businesses in other parts of the borough later this year. It is also offering local businesses and organisations the chance to use our zero-emissions courier delivery service for free.
Bbusinesses, charities, organisations and market stallholders can apply for the H&F voucher scheme, which gives them £250 to spend on deliveries with its Parcels Not Pollution service. This zero-emission service has made more than 2,000 deliveries so far using e-cargo bikes operating from a local freight hub.