Hackney based florist Grace & Thorn joined the Zero Emissions Network three years ago. The company took advantage of ZEN’s partnership with Zipcar and signed up for a business membership using a van for deliveries. As the business expanded Grace & Thorn became interested in using an electric van instead of a Zipcar van so ZEN organised a 2 week trial of a Nissan E-NV200. The staff enjoyed the trial so much that they applied for a ZEN grant to help pay the deposit for a 3 year lease of their very own electric van. Fifty per cent of Grace & Thorn deliveries are now made emission free and the ZEN team have spotted the branded van using the electric charging points outside Hackney Council’s main office.
Photo of Grace & Thorn's shop on Hackney Road by Cecila