Simon King, Director of Sustainability and Social Mobility, said:
“As one of the largest private sector electric vehicle fleets in the UK, it’s gratifying that the Chancellor has heard our calls for improved rapid charge point infrastructure and financial reforms to support the electric car and van market. However, if we are to make the most of these commitments and rollout electric vehicles to every single Mitie driver, this investment must focus on areas where no off-street parking is available.
“We’re committed to achieving a fully electric fleet by 2025, but this will only be possible if businesses, vehicle manufacturers and policy makers continue to collaborate and solve challenges such as these.”
Mitie’s Electric Vehicle Fleet Strategy
Recognising that its vehicles account for over 90% of its carbon emissions, in December 2018 Mitie announced an industry-leading commitment to switch 20% of its car and small van fleet to electric by 2020.
With over 250 electric vehicles already in the road, it has rapidly expanded its roll-out, adding an extra 75 electric vehicles to the fleet every month positioning it on track to have one of the biggest UK fleets of electric vehicles. Under Plan Zero, Mitie’s entire fleet will be zero carbon by 2025.
Notes to editors
Founded in 1987, Mitie is the UK’s leading facilities management and professional services company. It offers a range of services including Technical Services (Engineering Services, Energy, Water and Real Estate Services), Business Services (Security, Cleaning and Office Services) and Specialist Services (Care & Custody, Landscapes and Waste Management).
Mitie employs 48,900 people across the country, looking after a large, diverse, blue-chip customer base, from banks and retailers, to hospitals, schools and critical government strategic assets. It takes care of its customers’ people and buildings, by delivering the basics brilliantly and by deploying advanced technology. It is pioneering the Connected Workspace, using smart analytics to provide valuable insight and deliver efficiencies to create outstanding work environments for customers.