SSE, Mitie and Centrica go electric

Centrica, Mitie and SSE have joined the Climate Group’s global EV100 initiative for electric vehicles (EVs).

SSE currently operates the seventh largest fleet in the UK and under the terms of EV100, will switch 3,500 of its vehicles to electric and install charging points for its 21,000 employees to use. Centrica is the owner of the third largest commercial fleet in the country, with 12,500 vehicles. Mitie’s has a fleet of 5,300 vehicles that currently accounts for 93 per cent of its carbon footprint.

All intend to make their fleets fully electric by 2030.

In addition to the fleet commitments, SSE will roll out national charging infrastructure projects across the UK. The business has already installed over 50 charge points across 20 of its national locations and will increase these in line with the switch over to electric vehicles. Meanwhile, Centrica has announced the expansion of its digital service, Local Heroes, to offer homeowners electric vehicle (EV) charging installations and is training its smart meter engineers to help meet the demand for home chargers.

Simon King, fleet and procurement director, Mitie, said: “We want to drive change in the facilities management industry and this is an important step in the effort to combat climate change. We want to ensure our sizeable fleet is as green and sustainable as possible and show other companies making the switch to electric vehicles is the right thing for their people, the planet and their pockets.”

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