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Drainage contractor introduces electric car

18 August 2017

Lanes Group has taken delivery of its first electric car to support its strategy of delivering sustainable utility wastewater and drainage services. 

It now has a BMW i3 to support its front-line teams - with supervising staff using it to visit worksites and attend client meetings. 

The electric car, sporting eye-catching Lanes livery, has been contract hired by Lanes Scotland, for use in and around Glasgow. A second car is on order to operate in Edinburgh. 

Lanes Scotland director Kevin Moon said: "We believe this is the first example of a drainage contractor using an electric car operationally, certainly in Scotland, and maybe in the UK. 

"We want our services to be as sustainable as possible, and reducing the carbon footprint within supply chains is certainly a key concern of many of our clients. 

"Having the BMW i3 in our fleet, and hopefully more of them in the future, is a very visible message to our clients and the wider public that we take concerns about vehicle pollution and climate change seriously." 

Lanes Group, the UK's largest independent drainage specialist, operates three depots in Scotland, in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen.