Industry giants around the world are shoring up their supply chains with only those suppliers who can contribute to their goal of reaching net-zero emissions. A company or organisation doesn’t have to be an industry giant to take this same approach for the same net-zero benefit. Partnering with the right supplier can make an organisation’s journey to net-zero emissions smoother and more efficient.
As an organisation’s demand for green vehicles and equipment grows, it requires a partnership with a suitably qualified supplier to ensure it gets the right advice to select the correct type of vehicle or equipment, timely delivery, training, and ongoing services and maintenance.
Whether you’re transitioning to a green fleet or updating your existing green fleet, there are important questions to ask to ensure you’re selecting the right net-zero emission equipment supplier.
Can the equipment supplier source a range of products, from commercial mowers to street cleaning sprayers, vacuums, and garbage collection vehicles?
Partnering with a supplier that has a range of product offerings can deliver operational efficiencies through training, servicing, and staff deployment. When vehicles and equipment operate in a similar way, it makes using and servicing the equipment much easier.
Does the equipment supplier have a successful track record in meeting customer expectations?
Experience matters. You’ll want to be sure that the equipment you’re advised to purchase is fit for purpose and will meet your organisation’s needs.
Is your equipment supplier up to date with the latest technology and performance capabilities coming from leading brands across the globe?
Understanding the technology that underpins the equipment and the impact it can have on net-zero emissions targets it crucial for ensuring you have the choice to buy from the optimal range of equipment.
Does the equipment supplier operate their own business sustainably?
If your equipment supplier is working towards a net-zero operation and has sustainable policies in action, then there is greater value in that supply chain beyond their emissions-free equipment.
Look for a supplier equally focused on performance as they are on creating zero emissions.
In most cases, electric motors perform much better than their combustion equivalents. In energy terms, electric motors convert electricity to motion three times more efficiently than internal-combustion engines do with petrol. They also have comparable levels of torque and longer run-times.
Maintenance costs of electric equipment are reduced by around 70% while fuel costs decrease significantly at around 90% when compared to their petrol equivalents.
Ask your supplier if they have case studies and testimonials from similar clients. If you can talk to them directly about their experience of the equipment, even better.
Test the equipment. Get your operators to test drive and experience the electric equipment. Ask for their feedback on performance, noise, and comfort.
Net zero emissions occur when there is an equal balance between greenhouse gas emissions being put into the atmosphere and the greenhouse gas emissions being taken out of the atmosphere. There are many ways an organisation can reach net-zero emissions targets. However, priority should always be given to reducing carbon releases, not on removal through carbon offset programs.
Reducing emissions is all about adopting new technology and climate-friendly behaviours into everyday business-as-usual activities. This could include:
These are all small, incremental changes that can add up to significant reductions in energy use, which curbs greenhouse gas emissions.
Being environmentally friendly is not just a win for the planet. It’s also a win for your business or organisation. Being seen as taking proactive action towards reducing or eliminating carbon emissions will help improve the reputation of your business or organisation. You’re not just paying lip-service to a line of text in a mission statement.
EcoTeq is a specialist 100% battery powered equipment supplier, including:
We are 100% focused on the performance of exceptional electric vehicles and equipment, bringing the latest zero-emissions technology to our Australian clients.
The machines in our EcoTeq range are purpose built from the ground up as a 100% electric vehicle. This means they are quieter and lighter to operate and less damaging to sensitive surfaces. To us, service is as important as the quality of our products. When you buy from EcoTeq, you’re getting more than world-class products and service, you’re getting a partner on your way to meeting net-zero targets. We’re with you every step of the way.