National Highways electrifies its UK road maintenance fleet with 51 Toyota bZ4X electric SUVs

  • National Highways orders 51 Toyota bZ4X electric SUVs for UK road maintenance fleet.
  • Aiming to achieve net zero emissions by 2030, with all non-traffic officer vehicles electric by 2027.
  • Partnering with Steven Eagell Toyota, prioritising reliability, selecting bZ4X for technology, off-road capabilities.

National Highways takes a huge step towards fleet electrification as the UK’s major road maintenance fleet undergoes an EV upgrade

The UK’s National Highways A-road maintenance authority is on its sustainability journey. Its latest move is to electrify its vehicle fleet with the Toyota bZ4X electric SUV.

National Highways has placed an order for 51 bZ4X SUVs. These EVs will serve as the daily transport for the organisation’s inspector team. These essential operators are tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of the country’s road network.

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Andy Butterfield, National Highways’ Operations Customer Service Director, commented:

“Modernising our fleet with 51 state-of-the-art bZ4X will not only reduce our emissions but also ensure that journeys are smooth and reliable. 

We operate more than 1,300 vehicles, so introducing new EVs helps accelerate our journey to net zero.”

The organisation has set a target to achieve net zero emissions by 2030. That includes non-traffic officer vehicles becoming fully electric by 2027. The traffic officer fleet will follow suit by 2030.

Partnering with Steven Eagell Toyota, National Highways selected the bZ4X for its reliability and cutting-edge technology. Designed from the ground up as an all-electric SUV, it boasts impressive off-road capabilities. This is largely thanks to features like all-wheel drive and Toyota’s X-MODE system.

Neil Broad, General Manager One Toyota Fleet Services, added: 

“In choosing which vehicles to use, National Highways priority was not simply to adopt electric power. It also needed to be certain that the vehicles would be reliable, day in and day out. That’s where bZ4X fits the bill perfectly, benefiting both from Toyota’s leadership in electrified technologies and its proven reputation for delivering quality, durability and reliability.”

National Highways is propelling its transition towards electrification. Electrifying fleets is an essential step towards national, and global sustainability. This major fleet stepping toward emobility is a huge step in the right direction. The move serves as further proof that there is an EV equipped for every job on the road.

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