Insight 18 November 2020

The future of fleets is electric

Today it was announced that the UK will ban sales of new petrol and diesel cars by 2030.

The ban had been planned for 2040 but has been brought forward under Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s 10-point plan to tackle climate change.

At Mitie, we are transitioning to a fully electric fleet by 2025 as part of our Plan Zero commitment.

Following this announcement our Director of Sustainability and Social Value, Simon King shared his views

“Today’s announcement from Government bringing forward the deadline for future sales of petrol and diesel sales and additional funding for EV charge point infrastructure is a positive step. As one of the UK’s biggest private-sector fleets and with the largest number of electric vehicles, we believe that the future of fleets is electric. That’s why we’ve pledged to switch our fleet of 5,500 vehicles to zero emission by 2025 and launched our Plan Zero EV fleet transition service to share our knowledge with other businesses.

“With the biggest barrier to our EV rollout being a lack of on street charge points, this further investment will help us go further, faster and give our drivers peace of mind that they can plug in and charge wherever, and whenever, they need to. We look forward to significant future announcements and funding to ensure that on street charging points are available to all drivers without off street parking, so no-one is left behind the zero carbon mobility transition.”

Learn more about our Plan Zero commitment here

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