25th November 2021 By Staff Reporter | firstname.lastname@example.org | @foodtickernz
George Weston Foods Baking New Zealand says it will cut its emissions and petrol consumption by replacing its sales car fleet with the Toyota RAV 4 Hybrid Electric Vehicle.
“Once the fleet has fully moved to the new Toyota RAV 4 HEV [by December 2024], GWF Baking NZ’s estimated annual gasoline consumption will reduce by 35% and CO2 emissions will reduce by 23%,” GWF said.
The company said every year its territory sales managers consumed 25,500 litres of petrol and covered an estimated 345,600km2, generating roughly 50.1 tonnes of CO2 emissions.
It added that because territory managers considered their vehicles tools of the trade, it decided against a fully electric car as it would be “too much of an imposition to install a plug-in charging unit into an employee’s owned or rented dwelling”.