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Just Eat UK to Replace Corporate Fleet With Electric Vehicles

Just Eat UK to Replace Corporate Fleet With Electric Vehicles
11 May 2023

Just Eat plans to replace its entire corporate sales fleet, which consists of 175 diesel vehicles, with 100 per cent electric vehicles by 2025.

The fleet is used by Just Eat to visit prospective restaurant and grocery partners and to provide support for current partners already on its platform.

100 per cent electric CUPRA Born and Volkswagen ID.3 vehicles have been chosen by the company due to the range of over 260 miles and advanced driver technology.

It’s predicted that this change will reduce the company’s carbon emissions up to 480 tonnes per year.

Just Eat UK partners with 68,000 restaurants and groceries in the UK, from busy cities such as London, Manchester and Liverpool to remote towns in Cornwall and the Scottish Highlands.

This initiative is part of Just Eat's wider plans for transitioning 100 per cent of its corporate and sales car fleet to electric vehicles by 2030 as per the company's net-zero target for direct operations.


Corporate Electric Fleets on the Increase


Sarah Worthington from Select Car Leasing says that electric vehicles for corporate fleets continue to grow: “In the last year, the number of electric vehicle fleets leased has increased from 25.12 per cent to 37.25 per cent.

“Fleets are placing record-setting orders for electric vehicles (EVs), and all evidence suggests that these numbers will continue to rise.

“The UK is on target to reach net-zero emissions by the year 2050, and climate change schemes are in place for UK-based companies to ensure that the nation reaches that target. Earlier this year, more than 30 companies were issued with fines by the Environment Agency as part of nationwide efforts to reduce emissions.

“As such UK companies are making a considerable effort to go green. Data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) recently revealed that 58.5 per cent of EVs on UK roads are company registered.

“Another benefit that EV fleets present businesses is the potential for saving money through tax reductions. Tax benefits for electric vehicles introduced in April 2020 mean that businesses can claim up to 100 per cent of the cost of an electric vehicle against the profits of the year of purchase.

“Plus, employees that use a private electric vehicle for business purposes may be entitled to claim an annual tax-free mileage allowance of 45p per mile for the first 10,000 miles driven and 25p per mile after that.

“Employees may also be eligible for grants under the Electric Vehicle Homecharge scheme, which contributes 75 per cent towards the cost of a single charge point and its installation, up to a maximum of £350 per household with an electric vehicle.”

Picture: a photograph of a person holding a smartphone which is showing the Just Eat logo on its screen. Image Credit: Just Eat

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 11 May 2023


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