AGH Solutions – the transport arm of Airedale NHS Foundation Trust – is switching from diesel to electric vehicles.

It has just taken delivery of five electric Renault Zoe E-Tech cars, with three electric vans due to arrive in November.

And it’s hoped to change the remainder of the fleet when the range of batteries allows – currently the electric vehicles can’t be used for longer journeys due to charging constraints.

AGH Solutions mainly uses its transport for collecting and delivering medical equipment and patient samples.

Bosses have recently signed-up to the Clean Van Commitment, a public pledge to move to zero-emission vans in cities by 2028.

Jon Wilson, head of transport at AGH Solutions, says: “Not only does a change to electric vehicles reduce emissions, but it shows that we take climate change seriously and want to set an example to others.

“It makes sense that as we provide services to the NHS, we try to improve the health of those around us. One of the biggest ways of doing this is by changing the vehicles we use to electric.”