Northgate opens electric fleet with  Hyundai 


Northgate Vehicle Hire, Ireland’s largest commercial vehicle rental company has announced its latest business success, providing long-term customer KN Circet, Europe’s largest telecom contractor with a fleet of electric vehicles (EVs). An investment of €1.1m, the 29 Hyundai Kona electric vehicles are the first electric vehicles to join the company’s existing vehicle line-up, making it one of the largest EV fleets in operation in Ireland today.

As a leading provider to the Telecommunications, Transport Infrastructure and Power Sectors, KN Circet delivers an ever-growing portfolio of specialist services across Ireland, the UK, France, Spain and Germany. Following its recent growth, KN Circet required a new and innovative way to provide vehicles and systems that reduced carbon emissions, improved fuel efficiency and ensured its drivers safety across its entire operations.

Raymond Kelly, Group Services Director at KN Circet commented “KN Circet aims to implement initiatives that deliver real environmental sustainability. We have extensively trialled a number of electric vehicle (EV) models and have learned the practical lessons required on how best to utilise and develop systems to increase the use of electric vehicles throughout our fleet. Our partnership with Northgate Vehicle Hire for EV’s has resulted in lower running and maintenance costs along with the feelgood factor that we as a company and our drivers are actively contributing to a better and cleaner environment”.

Billy McGregor, Managing Director, Northgate Vehicle Hire Ireland Ltd added “At Northgate Vehicle Hire we are seeing more and more Irish businesses actively seeking to reduce their carbon footprint. Switching to Electric Vehicles is just one way these companies can make a positive change. Northgate were happy to support KN Circet with their requirements to provide an eco-friendly, cost-effective vehicle solution delivering zero emissions.”