Supporting Newark Vehicle’s electric transition 

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Supporting British businesses

Our SME Lending team supported Newark Vehicle Hire and its ambitions for at least half of its fleet to be electric within the next five years.  

The company was established in 2013 by Managing Director Dan Fletcher and employs nine people at its base in Abbots Way, Nottinghamshire.

With the support of the Paragon funding package, the company has acquired eight Mercedes 315 Sprinter Vans and two Maxus Electric Vans. The latest additions bring its total fleet to 259 vehicles, including 23 electric vans.

The UK government has set a target that the sale of petrol and diesel vehicles will be banned by 2040.  Some major manufacturers have committed to cease production of ICE vehicles before 2030. The government is also looking to reduce carbon emissions to zero by 2050, and electric vehicles will play a big role in that.

Our aim is to meet these changes and challenges by offering a wide range of EVs to our clients, present and future.

How we helped

Dan Fletcher, said: “The major benefit of electric vehicles is the contribution that they can make towards improving air quality in towns and cities. With no emissions, pure electric vehicles produce no carbon dioxide emissions when driving. This reduces air pollution considerably.

“We aim to be a national supplier of rental vehicles and are aware that some cities within the UK will soon have designated areas where conventional ICE vehicles will be prohibited from driving. Our aim is to meet these changes and challenges by offering a wide range of EVs to our clients, present and future.”

Ashley Butterfield, Northern Regional Director of Paragon added: “Newark Vehicle Hire is a progressive, ambitious growth company that recognises the benefits electric vehicles will bring to our roads. We were delighted to be able to support the company through this funding package and hope to be able to assist the company further as it continues on its electrification journey.”

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Paragon Bank PLC is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Registered in England number 05390593. Registered office 51 Homer Road, Solihull, West Midlands B91 3QJ. Paragon Bank PLC is registered on the Financial Services Register under the firm reference number 604551