The British subsidiary of the French industrial group Saint-Gobain wants to convert its 3,000-plus company cars completely to electric and hybrid vehicles by the end of 2023. Saint-Gobain UK & Ireland has already included the first 100 VW ID.3 into the fleet.
Saint-Gobain has said it will become net CO2-free worldwide by 2050. On the way to this goal, the British subsidiary has now decided to convert its fleet to electrified vehicles within two years. The company has not said how high the share of battery-electric cars in the 3,000-vehicle fleet is to be in 2023.
Saint-Gobain UK & Ireland has concluded an agreement with VW, among others, for the fleet conversion. However, Ian Berrill, Director of Transport and Supply Chain Solutions, described this as only “one step”, meaning that further manufacturer deals could follow. The switch to electric cars will also be accompanied by a programme to set up charging points in employees’ home garages.
Saint-Gobain develops, produces and distributes materials and solutions for the construction, mobility and healthcare industries. The company operates in 70 countries and employs more than 167,000 people.
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