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Cheese maker goes even greener with electric fleet

Wyke Farms hopes to slash energy bills with Nissan Leaf as government-backed study reveals benefits of EVs

By Jessica Shankleman

02 Oct 2013

The UK’s first national cheddar cheese maker to be 100 per cent self-sufficient on renewable energy has revealed it is also switching to electric vehicles for deliveries.

Somerset-based Wyke Farms, the UK’s largest family-owned cheese maker and milk processor, has taken delivery of its first Nissan Leaf and plans to buy more in the future.

The company estimates the switch will avoid 4,472kg of CO2 emissions annually and slash its fuel costs by 75 per cent. A spokeswoman for Wyke was unable to say how many Leafs the farm was planning to buy in the long-run.


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