Zaun is seeing the advantage of going electric


There is an urgent need for all of us to reduce our carbon footprint. Business can and is, playing a key role in doing just that. The automotive industry currently accounts for 14% of the world’s total CO2 emissions. Half of all new vehicles that take to the roads every year are owned by businesses, and there’s a recognition in the business community of the role they can play in facilitating the change toward carbon-neutral transport.

Change is already happening, with some of the world’s biggest brands embracing the move towards a post-carbon future. Names such as IKEA, Hewlett Packard and Unilever have all signed up as founding signatories of EV100, a global initiative to accelerate the shift towards electric vehicles. By 2030, they predict, electric vehicles will be the “new normal”.

Carbon Footprint

In order to become more sustainable, it’s essential to reduce your company’s carbon footprint. With changes in regulations facilitating the shift, switching to an electric fleet should be a priority. Electric vehicles are an important component of the global strategy to reduce our shared carbon footprint. A German study discovered that electric vehicles have a 43% lower carbon footprint than diesel vehicles over their lifetime. This difference is even more marked when batteries and other components for the electric vehicle are manufactured in places where there has been a large scale shift towards low-carbon electricity generation. This is already the case with the manufacture of the Tesla Model 3, the world’s leading fleet electric vehicle.

Businesses set an example

With consumers becoming increasingly aware of environmental priorities, companies that make a shift towards an electric fleet can make a positive impact on shifting public opinion. They’re also likely to be rewarded with increased customer loyalty, and a better brand profile. A recent survey by Centrica found that UK businesses are likely to spend £12bn on electric cars and vans over the next two years. The UK government has introduced a ban on the sale of new internal combustion engine vehicles by 2035, as a part of its strategy to reach a national carbon net-zero by the year 2050.

Zaun lead the way in the UK

Zaun, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of welded and woven mesh fencing has already made the shift toward electric vehicles, replacing its existing diesel car fleet with Tesla Model 3 cars. This is seen as not only the right thing to do for the environment but also makes sound business sense. An electric fleet is much more economical to run than its diesel equivalent, handing the business significant savings that can be invested elsewhere. It’s also made a dramatic impact on Zaun’s carbon footprint, meaning the business is now much more sustainable than many of its competitors.

Reduce costs

As well as doing their bit to tackle the environmental crisis, companies that are switching to pure electric cars are discovering it gives them real cost benefits. Electricity is much cheaper to generate than diesel is to produce and then distribute to filling stations a saving which is then passed on to drivers. Not only are electric vehicles cheaper to run than diesel cars, but they are also cheaper to maintain. Simpler engines require less repair, and as they help to stop the car, there’s far less wear and tear on brake pads.

Tesla is the electric car manufacturer of choice

The Tesla Model 3 is the electric company car of choice for UK businesses. Combining great looks, high-end tech, great performance and a good battery range, it already has a head start on its competitors. The company has seen its share price rocket over the past few years, and with fast-growing demand from business for its vehicles, it’s not difficult to see why Zaun has invested.

About Zaun

Zaun is the only in-house British Manufacturer of Woven and Welded Mesh Fencing Systems. For 27 years, they have been the trusted manufacturing partner for sports and physical perimeter security. With a wide range of fencing, gate, and HVM solutions they can offer Protection Through Innovation for your next project.

Located in the West Midlands, they are a privately owned company first formed in 1996 and continuing to promote British manufacturing on the world stage. A proud member of Made in Britain and Made in the West Midlands, Zaun has worked on numerous projects around the world from Border Security and Airports, to Sports and Critical National Infrastructure.

The continued investment in their manufacturing processes and systems has enabled the latest in problem-solving and innovation. At the same time, an approach to ‘The Right People in the Right Places’ puts the customer experience at the heart of their business.

The quality of their wide range of systems is assured through ISO 9001 and third-party certification for high-security and HVM solutions including LPS 1175, Secured by Design, Approved for UK Government Use (NPSA), and PAS 68.

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