Mitie has taken delivery of its 5,000th EV, as it works towards creating a zero-emission fleet by the end of 2025.

The vehicle, a Volkswagen ID Buzz, will be used by the facilities management specialist’s National Maintenance Network team, playing a crucial role for mobile engineers carrying equipment and travelling between government sites across London.

Mitie set out its Plan Zero initiative in 2020, a target to reach net zero by the end of 2025.

A large component which will contribute to reaching this goal is implementing an EV roadmap to fully electrify its fleet of about 8,000 vehicles, including cars, vans, and commercial gritters.

With 5,000 (66%) of these vehicles now electric, Mitie has one of the largest electric fleets in the UK and is well on track to meet its 2025 target.

Along with deploying EVs, Mitie is also ensuring the UK has access to the clean, renewable energy it needs to power them, having installed more than 3,000 charge points across its employees’ homes and customer sites.

Edie recently awarded Mitie the Fleet Management Project of the Year Award, for its comprehensive and ambitious EV transition initiative.

Heidi Thompson, Group Fleet Manager, Mitie, said, “Reaching 5,000 EVs is testament to our unwavering drive and commitment to reaching a zero-emission fleet.

“This landmark reflects how far we’ve come since our EV journey started in 2020, as one of only a handful of British businesses to achieve this success.

“We look forward to celebrating our next milestone in the near future as we gather momentum towards our 100% electric target.”


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