Vestas to electrify company vehicles around the globe
Danish wind turbine builder Vestas has announced it will be replacing all new service vehicles with EVs by 2025. Pilots will be introduced in several markets throughout 2020. This policy has already launched in China, where the first EV has now been in operation in the Fuijan Province since January.
Vestas fleet electrification plan is part of its broader sustainability strategy. This includes becoming carbon-neutral without using carbon offsets and producing zero-waste turbines by 2040. As part of the plan to become carbon-neutral, the Danish company is now electrifying its company vehicles across global operations.
Since the first electric service vehicle was introduced, it has been driven more than 5,500km, corresponding to a CO2 reduction of one tonne of CO2. The company estimates that if all Vestas service vehicles were replaced with EVs, the annual reduction in CO2 emissions could amount to 35000 tonnes of CO2. This would be the equivalent to the CO2 reduction achieved by 5 V150-4.2MW turbines operating a full year. Currently, Vestas’ service fleet represents approximately 32 per cent of CO2 emissions in own operations (scope 1 & 2 emissions).