News 11 March 2020

Mitie comments on electric vehicle commitments in Spring 2020 Budget

Simon King, Director of Sustainability and Social Mobility, said:

“As one of the largest private sector electric vehicle fleets in the UK, it’s gratifying that the Chancellor has heard our calls for improved rapid charge point infrastructure and financial reforms to support the electric car and van market. However, if we are to make the most of these commitments and rollout electric vehicles to every single Mitie driver, this investment must focus on areas where no off-street parking is available.

“We’re committed to achieving a fully electric fleet by 2025, but this will only be possible if businesses, vehicle manufacturers and policy makers continue to collaborate and solve challenges such as these.”

Mitie’s Electric Vehicle Fleet Strategy 

Recognising that its vehicles account for over 90% of its carbon emissions, in December 2018 Mitie announced an industry-leading commitment to switch 20% of its car and small van fleet to electric by 2020. 

With over 250 electric vehicles already in the road, it has rapidly expanded its roll-out, adding an extra 75 electric vehicles to the fleet every month positioning it on track to have one of the biggest UK fleets of electric vehicles. Under Plan Zero, Mitie’s entire fleet will be zero carbon by 2025. 

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