Mitie sets new EV fleet target
22 February 2021
Author: Sean Keywood
Mitie has committed to having at least 2,021 EVs on its fleet by the end of 2021.
The facilities management firm says the target would represent 28% of its 7,100 vehicle fleet, which includes cars as well as commercial and specialist vehicles.
It follows Mitie's previous target of having 717 EVs on fleet by the end of 2020, which it exceeded, having more than 900 EVs on its fleet currently.
The fleet commitment comes alongside other sustainability targets announced by Mitie for the coming year, including cutting 100,000kWh of energy use from its offices, and installing new bins which do not require plastic liners.
It also plans to achieve net-zero 'Scope 3' emissions (including its supply chain, employee commuting, and working from home) by 2035.
Mitie director of sustainability and social value Simon King said: "From creating the UK's leading electric vehicle fleet and switching our offices to renewable energy, to launching the first zero emission landscaping services and planting 2,000m2 of wildflowers, Mitie has made great progress in the first year since we launched our net zero commitment.
"However, continuing to push ourselves further, faster, has always been the ethos of Plan Zero.
"By setting these new targets we're putting our words into action and helping Mitie, and our customers, become sustainable, sooner."