Syntus will be deploying electric cars in the concessions of Twente, Veluwe, Midden-Overijssel and, from December 2016, Utrecht. The goal is to eliminate harmful emission gases from its logistical processes for drivers. The use of electric cars ties in with Syntus' vision on sustainable mobility as a subsidiary of Keolis.
In light of its Corporate Social Responsibility, Syntus views it as its duty to ensure responsible treatment of the environment in any way possible. The choice of fuel and the associated reduction of CO2 emission are important factors in this respect. The cars are used to eliminate harmful emission gases from logistical processes for Syntus drivers. The e-Golf is a fully equipped Golf that operates without noise or emissions. It has a radius of 190 kilometres: enough to transport drivers and ticket inspectors during a working day. The acquisition of fifty electric Volkswagens ties in perfectly with Syntus' vision on sustainable mobility. By employing these vehicles, Syntus saves around 50,000 litres of diesel fuel every year.
By now, all Syntus locations, including its head office, feature the necessary infrastructure to recharge the cars. Future drivers have also received instructions on how to operate the electric Golf. For many employees, the switch to the e-Golf marks their first introduction to 100% electrical driving, which e.g. eliminates the need to switch gears.