Shepherd helping drive Dundee’s pole position for electric transport
One of Dundee’s longest established firms, Shepherd Chartered Surveyors, is in the driving seat of the electric transport revolution that has put the city in pole position for the roll out of electric car infrastructure across Scotland’s cities.
According to figures revealed as part of the RAC Foundation analysis of data collected by the ChargePlace Scotland network, in Scotland as a whole, the use of electric vehicle charge points has increased by 43% in a year, and Dundee’s electric vehicle charging points are the most used in all of Scotland.
Eight of the top ten charge points – including the top three – were in Dundee.
Shepherd, one of Scotland’s leading firms of chartered surveyors, valuers, property agents and managers with a history in Dundee stretching back to 1806, recently accelerated its efforts to reduce its carbon footprint with the introduction of a new fleet of electric vehicles.
Nine all-electric BMW i3s, the world’s first mass production model to be designed for sustainability at every stage, have been added to the firm’s fleet and approximately one third of its vehicles are either hybrid or full electric to help reduce its carbon footprint and give its employees a tax efficient sustainable alternative.
Additionally, nine of the firm’s 34 office locations have now been equipped with their own chargepoint stations.
And with over 150 surveyors working within the firm throughout Scotland from a fleet of around 140 cars covering three million miles annually, the cost savings in tax and fuel should be substantial.
George Brewster, senior partner at Shepherd, said, “Despite driving being a necessary and substantial feature of the surveyors’ day to day business activity, as a company we are keen to ensure we acknowledge our environmental obligations and travel in the most environmentally-friendly way possible.”
For further information please contact George Brewster on tel 0131 225 1234
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Date 27 December 2017