Swoffers has joined the growing number of islanders switching from petrol cars to electric as Director Spencer Noyon recently took delivery of the company’s first e-car.
‘I have been considering an electric car for a while and when I found out that Volkswagen had launched an e-Golf I was very keen to give it a try,’ says Spencer.
‘Louise Packham from Jacksons was fantastically helpful in sourcing the right car for us and as soon as I tried the e-Golf I knew it was the right vehicle for our business.
‘As sales negotiators we are out and about for most of the day and so having an efficient but comfortable car is really important. But we can also drive quite a long way during the course of a day and I was worried that an electric car might not manage such a full day on a single charge. The e-Golf can do over 140 miles on a single charge and that’s plenty for our island roads and so even the busiest day shouldn’t be a problem. It’s also extremely cost effective as it costs around 4p per mile compared with around 14p for the petrol equivalent – and I just plug it in to a standard socket to charge at the end of the day.
‘We believe Swoffers is the first company in the Island to own an e-Golf and if the last couple of weeks are anything to go by, I’m sure it won’t be the last electric car we run,’ says Spencer.