News 22 April 2024

Mitie marks 5,000 electric vehicles milestone

  • Mitie has welcomed its 5,000th electric vehicle (EV), equating to two-thirds (66%) of its fleet
  • The vehicle was unveiled at its Shard headquarters, and will be used by mobile engineers working across Mitie’s government contracts in London
  • Mitie is at the forefront of the UK’s sustainable transport shift, as one of only a handful of British businesses to reach this landmark

Mitie has welcomed the 5,000th electric vehicle (EV) to its fleet, marking a momentous milestone in its decarbonisation journey. With two thirds (66%) of its fleet now electric, Mitie is ramping up speed in pursuit of creating a zero-emission fleet by the end of 2025.

The vehicle, a Volkswagen ID Buzz, was unveiled at Mitie’s headquarters at The Shard in London, and will be used by its National Maintenance Network team, playing a crucial role for mobile engineers carrying equipment and travelling between government sites across the Capital.

Mitie set out its Plan Zero initiative in 2020, an ambitious target to reach net zero by the end of 2025. A large component which will contribute to reaching this goal is implementing an electric vehicle roadmap to fully electrify its fleet of almost 8,000 vehicles, including cars, vans, and even commercial gritters. With 5,000 of these vehicles now electric, Mitie boasts one of the largest electric fleets in the UK and is well on track to meet its 2025 target.

Along with deploying electric vehicles, Mitie is also ensuring the UK has access to the clean, renewable energy it needs to power the EV revolution, having installed over 3,000 charge points across its colleagues’ homes and customer sites.

Mitie’s impressive fleet journey continues to gather pace, and was recently recognised by Edie, which awarded Mitie the Fleet Management Project of the Year Award, for its comprehensive and ambitious EV transition initiative.

Heidi Thompson, Group Fleet Manager, Mitie, said:

“Reaching 5,000 EVs is testament to our unwavering drive and commitment to reaching a zero-emission fleet. This landmark reflects how far we’ve come since our EV journey started in 2020, as one of only a handful of British businesses to achieve this success. We look forward to celebrating our next milestone in the near future as we gather momentum towards our 100% electric target.”

To celebrate the 5,000th EV taking to the road, Mitie has launched a contest encouraging people to watch out for its unique branding. Spotters are tasked with snapping a photo and posting it on LinkedIn and/or X, tagging and following @mitie and using the hashtag #Mitie5000EV, to be in with the chance of winning a £50 Amazon voucher. Terms and conditions apply – see here for details.

Mitie branded electric van - grey van with green leaves on the rear, with text of 'Hello! I'm Mitie's 5000th electric vehicle'

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