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Mitie achieves fleet EV milestone

Date: 12 October 2020   |   Author: Sean Keywood

Facilities management company Mitie has now electrified more than 20% of its fleet.

The company had a target of electrifying that percentage of its fleet of cars and small vans by the end of 2020, meaning 717 EVs, but is now well beyond that target ahead of schedule with more than 750 EVs on fleet.

Its 717th EV, a Kia E-Niro, was delivered to the company's mobile engineering team just 15 months after Mitie's first EV arrived.

The company plans to switch its entire fleet to electric by 2025.

Mitie director of sustainability and social value Simon King said: "With our first EV joining our fleet just 15 months ago, I'm incredibly proud that we've delivered on our ambitious commitment to switch 20% of our cars and small vans to EV, three months ahead of schedule. 

"But this is just the first leg of our journey. We're committed to going further and faster, having pledged to have a zero-emission fleet by 2025."

Mitie says its EV strategy has also included charging infrastructure, with chargers installed at drivers' homes wherever possible, in addition to installations at key office locations and some customer sites, with more than 600 chargers installed in total.

Based on its experience of electrification, the company also runs a service designed to share its expertise.

It says its Plan Zero fleet transition service includes every step of an organisation's EV transition, from vehicle choice and charging infrastructure, through to employee travel policies. 

King said: "With such a rapid EV rollout, we've overcome numerous challenges by creating and implementing new solutions along the way. 

"Through our Plan Zero fleet transition service, we're taking our commitment to sustainability one step further by sharing our experiences and expertise with others."