Mitie announces it has reached a major milestone in its decarbonisation journey, having transitioned 50% of its fleet to electric vehicles (EVs). This EV deployment is part of Mitie’s wider Plan Zero pledge, which includes a commitment to fully electrifying its fleet by the end of 2025. Mitie now operates more than 3,500 electric powered vehicles across its business, making it one of the largest electric fleets in the UK.
Mitie’s EV transition started in 2018 and has progressed at pace, with the company having celebrated its 3,000th EV last December. Just last month, Mitie deployed 60 EVs across some of its major contracts including Magnox, where EVs are used by engineers conducting essential maintenance services to critical nuclear infrastructure.
Mitie’s electric fleet includes a wide range of different vehicles, all of which are used by its colleagues up and down the country, across different operations, from engineering and maintenance to security and landscaping. The latest EV roll-out, that saw Mitie pass the 50% mark, was a fleet of Vauxhall Vivaro-Es, which will be driven by Mitie’s Technical Services mobile engineers.
EVs continue to play a major role in not only Mitie’s own net zero ambitions, but also in its Decarbonisation Delivered initiative, where EVs are an integral part of almost all carbon reduction opportunities presented by Mitie to its customers. As part of this approach, Mitie recently supported the Defence Infrastructure Organisation in securing 20 EVs at its Gibraltar site. Other examples include the roll-out of over 100 EV vans across major contracts including the Home Office and National Grid. To support the rapid growth of its EV fleet, Mitie has also installed 2,800 EV charging stations across customer sites and colleagues’ homes.
Heidi Thompson, Group Fleet Manager, Mitie, said:
“Reaching the halfway stage in our roadmap to achieve a zero-emission fleet is an important milestone which underscores our commitment to our Plan Zero pledge, and our goal of fully electrifying our vehicles by the end of 2025. With more than 3,500 electric-powered vehicles now in operation, we’re proud to boast one of the largest electric fleets in the UK. Mitie continues to lead the way in fleet electrification and is proud to be at the forefront of sustainable practices within our industry as well as supporting other organisations to achieve their own net zero targets."
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Founded in 1987, Mitie's job is to look after places where Britain works and it is the leading facilities management company in the UK. We offer a range of services to the public sector through our Central Government & Defence and Communities (Healthcare, Education and Campus & Critical) divisions. Our Technical Services (Engineering Services, Energy, Water and Real Estate Services) and Business Services (Security, Cleaning and Office Services) divisions serve private sector customers in Telecoms, Financial & Professional Services, Transport and Industrials and increasingly the public sector. Finally, our Specialist Services (Care & Custody, Landscapes, Waste Management and Spain) division serves both the public and private sectors.
Mitie employs 64,000 people. We are the champion of the 'Frontline Heroes' who kept Britain working during the pandemic. We take care of our customers' people and buildings, through the 'Science of Service', and we are transforming facilities to be more flexible, safe, sustainable, and attractive to all. Mitie continues to execute its technology-led strategy and in the past twelve months has received multiple awards and validation for its ambitious near and long-term science-based emissions reduction targets from the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). Find out more at www.mitie.com.
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