Technicians working for the Dutch cablenet Ziggo have begun to use electric scooters for part of the journey to customer premises.
It makes VodafoneZiggo the first Dutch telecoms organisation to opt for the electric scooter as a sustainable means of transport.
VodafoneZiggo is starting the pilot in five cities: Amsterdam, Utrecht, Apeldoorn, Lelystad and Maastricht.
The technicians will use the electric StapStep scooters for the last few kilometres in combination with their regular service van.
The idea to cover the remaining kilometres with the emerging form of transport came from the technicians themselves. By parking their van outside the city and taking the scooter for the last section, they will save time and experience less parking problems.
Laura van Gestel, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility at VodafoneZiggo is continuously looking for ways to make VodafoneZiggo’s transport more efficient and environmentally friendly: “The StapStep is a good addition to our existing ‘green transport range’ for technicians. There is already the e-bike, sustainable cargo bike, covered e-scooter and now the e-step has been added to this. This brings us one step closer to our ambition to make as many customer visits as possible in a 100 percent environmentally-friendly way.”
The e-step provides a CO2 reduction of 99.3% for every kilometre travelled compared to the diesel van.