Firm is charging into the future with electric fleet

The BMW i3s
The BMW i3s
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AN IT company is working towards a greener future as it plans to switch its vehicle fleet to electric cars.

Taylor Made Computer Solutions currently owns 50 branded Skoda Octavias and says it is now embracing electric technology.

The transition to an all-electric fleet begins next month.

The firm will receive six BMW i3s which they will use as ‘pool cars’ for the company’s 115 employees.

The cars are able to travel around 124 miles before they need recharging.

Staff will use DC charging stations to ‘fuel’ their vehicle from nothing to 80 per cent in 39 minutes.

A charger will also be installed at Taylor Made’s headquarters in Fareham so that vehicles are topped up before their journeys.

Founder and managing director Nigel Taylor said: ‘With the government planning to ban the sale of all new petrol and diesel cars from 2040, it’s never been clearer that the future is electric.

‘Our current vehicles have relatively low emissions but we’re keen to take our carbon footprint down even lower.

‘Making a positive impact on the world around us is important to all of us here at Taylor Made and we’re excited to take delivery of our six BMW i3s in December.’