Mitie has achieved its target of converting 30% of its fleet to electric vehicles by March 2022 – three months ahead of schedule.
As a result, the facilities management company has increased its target to have 35% of its fleet electric in the same timeframe.
Mitie now has a range of electric cars, vans, and a gritter, taking its total to more than 2,000 EVs, consisting of 15 different models.
The vehicles are based throughout the UK, from the Scottish Highlands and Islands down to the Cornish coast, as well as EVs working on Mitie’s contracts supporting the UK’s Overseas Territories, including Ascension Island.
Mitie has a detailed timeline to switch the rest of its vehicles to zero emission by 2025.
In November 2021, the business expanded its EV charging infrastructure capabilities with the acquisition of Rock Power Connections.
The addition of Rock Power will enable Mitie to deliver new high voltage electricity supplies and the renewal of electrical assets up to 132kV, supporting installation of rapid EV charge points.
Peter Dickinson, chief of staff, Mitie, said, “Switching 30% of our fleet to electric by the end of March 2022 was already an ambitious target, so to have hit this milestone three months ahead of schedule is an incredible achievement and testament to the hard work of the Mitie Fleet Team.
“Pushing ourselves to go further, faster, while bringing others along with us on our journey to net zero, is a hallmark of our Plan Zero commitment.
“By creating the UK’s largest fleet of electric vehicles in just three years, we’re dedicated to sharing our first-hand expertise and learnings with our customers to help decarbonise Britain.”