A Caerphilly van converter has partnered with Caerphilly County Borough Council to launch a brand new fleet of fully-electric meals-on-wheels vehicles.
Vantastec Ltd, located in Ystrad Mynach, has supplied Caerphilly Council with three new fully-electric Nissan eNV200 oven vans for their ‘Meals on Wheels’ service.
The scheme provides 125,000 meals a year to families and residents throughout the borough.
Each van is fitted with a regeneration oven that keeps food at temperatures up to 140 degrees centigrade, compliant with food hygiene and safety standards.
Vantastec Co-Directors, Gareth Edwards and Colin Smith said:
“We’re delighted to continue our work with Caerphilly County Borough Council.
“To have the opportunity to help Caerphilly Council make the switch to more eco-friendly modes of transport is an honour.
“Their Meals Direct service is a fantastic asset to our community, particularly during these tough times.
“Vantastec is truly proud to be involved with such an amazing project.”
Vantastec is a van conversions company specialising in temperature-controlled vehicles, animal transport, bespoke builds and more.
The company is also the only producer of regeneration and holding ovens for vans in the UK.
Mr Edwards and Mr Smith say they have put a heavy emphasis on researching environmentally-friendly ways to build their vehicles.
“The future is green, there’s no doubting it.
“We’ve dealt with a number of businesses across the UK who are all actively looking to reduce their carbon footprint.
“As a manufacturer of temperature-controlled vehicles, we feel we have a duty to help make it easier for businesses and authorities to switch to electric.
“Our team has been hard at work over the last few years developing new sustainable vehicle solutions.
“We’ve already produced fully electric refrigerated vehicles for a range of businesses in Central London, and the rollout of these electric oven vans is a promising sign of what the future holds.”