A ROOKLEY-BASED business has taken delivery of another electric van ­— part of its commitment to having an all-electric fleet inside the next three years.

Betapak says it takes caring for the environment seriously, having already stopped using heating oil in its offices and warehouse complex.

The business has invested in 77 solar panels, but it doesn’t end there.

Jon Carter, managing director, said: “More than 25 per cent of what we do is packaging, and we are working closely with business to use more sustainable, eco and bio-degradable packaging.

"We have even changed the plastic lids on our instant coffee jars to tin, so that these can be re-used and re-cycled.

"Another small step that helps to make big changes.”

The new van is the latest e-Dispatch from Citroen, with an extra-long wheelbase, six doors and three seats, plus zero tail-pipe emissions.

With a range of more than 200 miles on a single charge, the new vehicle is capable of making deliveries on the mainland with no need to re-charge after leaving the Island.

Betapak also uses a computerised routing system to establish the optimum route to avoid wasted delivery miles across all its fleet.

Logistics manager, Michael Townsend said: "We challenge ourselves daily on how we deliver goods to our customers and manage our supply chain in the most economic and environmentally friendly way."

The new vehicle was provided by electric vehicle specialists, Vehicle Consulting Solent, based in Cowes.

To find out more about Betapak, visit www.betapak.co.uk or call 01983 721100.