Mitie makes another milestone in total fleet transition

Mitie, a leading facilities management company, has achieved another milestone in decarbonization by transitioning 50% of its fleet to electric vehicles. This news follows earlier advancements as Mitie is en route to electrifying its fleet fully by 2025.

The company employs 64,000 people in the UK and has been starting to electrify the fleet no later than 2018. The milestone announced today means Mitie now runs over 3,500 electric vehicles, making it one of the largest electric fleets in the UK.

This achievement is part of Mitie’s ‘Plan Zero’ pledge, which outlines the company’s commitment to electrify its entire fleet fully. With this target, Mitie is even ahead of promises made as a member of the Climate Group’s EV100 initiative, which it joined in 2019. The EV100’s general targets demand fleet electrification by 2030, but Mitie remains fast-tracked to 2025.

Mitie’s transition has progressed rapidly from the onset. Outlined five years ago, it culminated in 3,000 EVs in December last year after reaching the 30% target for 2022 three months early, as reported. Already in 2020, the company was adding an average of 75 new electric cars and vans to its fleet every month.

Mitie’s electric fleet comprises a diverse range of vehicles since the company runs various engineering, maintenance, security, and landscaping operations. The most recent addition to Mitie’s EV fleet, which propelled them past the 50% mark, consists of Vauxhall Vivaro-E cars, as reported. Last month, Mitie further reinforced its commitment by deploying 60 EVs across significant contracts, including Magnox. These EVs are utilized by engineers carrying out essential maintenance services for critical nuclear infrastructure.

Beyond meeting their net-zero objectives, EVs also play a role in Mitie’s ‘Decarbonisation Delivered’ initiative, which aims to help the company’s clients transition to electric. Mitie recently assisted the Defence Infrastructure Organisation acquire 20 EVs for its Gibraltar site. Other examples include deploying over 100 electric vans across major contracts, including those with the Home Office and National Grid.

Mitie adds it has also installed 2,800 EV charging stations at customer sites and staff homes. While Mitie signed a deal with Pod Point in May 2019 to establish charge points, the company later started “working with a number of companies”.

Heidi Thompson, Group Fleet Manager at Mitie, today expressed the company’s pride in reaching the halfway point of their roadmap toward achieving a zero-emission fleet. This milestone exemplifies their commitment to the Plan Zero pledge, she said.

Founded in 1987, Mitie says its job is “to look after places where Britain works”.


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