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We are delighted to announce that Rap Interiors has joined forces with another 130 businesses in Kent by trialling an electric van (EV).

The initiative, called ‘Kent REVS up for Cleaner Air’, has been set up by Low Carbon Kent to encourage businesses to demonstrate their commitment to reducing their environmental impact.

The project will contribute to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050 for the county – a key aspiration of the Kent & Medway Energy and Low Emissions Strategy.

There are 39 vans currently available to trial for free for up to 2 months, with a further nine vans due to be delivered in 2022. The scheme is available to businesses, charities and public sector organisations in Kent and Medway who wish to try before they buy.

There are many benefits of an electric van. In addition to sustainability, by switching your work vehicle to an EV will:

  • Save money on fuel and maintenance
  • Reduce carbon emissions and air pollution in the communities you serve
  • Get ahead of the ban on sales of new petrol and diesel cars in 2030

The scheme ends in January 2023, so it’s wise to apply for a trial van before November 2022.  Your business may also be eligible for a grant towards a second-hand electric vehicle through our low carbon business support programme LoCASE (Low Carbon Across the South and East). Grants are capped at £5k for second hand EV’s only.

More on Rap’s Sustainability Mission

Our mission is to give our clients confidence that their workspaces are contributing to a better environment for future generations.  To achieve this, we constantly strive to build on our knowledge of eco-friendly practices to guide clients on the best solutions for their workspace. To learn more, please visit Rap’s Sustainability page here.

Thank you for taking the time to read our blog. If you are as passionate about reducing your environmental impact as we are, why not take part in the trial yourself? Learn more about Low Carbon Kent’s ‘Kent REVS Van Trial’ here.