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Mitie Shares Plan Zero Fleet Transition Service

Mitie Shares Plan Zero Fleet Transition Service
15 July 2020
 

Businesses wanting to make their fleets fully electric are being offered a transition service to support their approach. 

FM and professional services company Mitie has committed to switching 20 per cent of its car and small van fleet to electric by the end of 2020, and is aiming to support other businesses in their zero-emissions ambitions.

As businesses re-focus on their net-zero targets and the nation’s green recovery, Mitie argues that transitioning to a zero-emission fleet is an obvious place to start. Transport generates the largest volume of CO2 in the UK, at 34 per cent of the UK’s CO2 emissions. 

The service will use Mitie’s experience in managing its own electric vehicle (EV) rollout and charge point installation programme.

 

“With one of the UK’s most ambitious electric fleet strategies, Mitie has learnt first-hand how to tackle the challenges and capitalise on the opportunities that come with an EV rollout. I am proud to be sharing our knowledge so we can support more British businesses in transitioning their own fleets to electric.”

– Pradyumna Pandit

Managing Director of Sustainability and Energy Services, Mitie

 

A Five Stage Roadmap

 

The end-to-end solution will encompass all stages of EV transition, from vehicle choice to charging infrastructure, through to travel policies and maintenance. 

The Transition Service will follow a roadmap with five key stages: 

 

  1. Developing fleet transformation model –Mitie will review the business’ transport, fleet and carbon emission profile to develop a bespoke and comprehensive fleet strategy 
  2. Installing a charge point network – Mitie will install charge points at workplaces and employee homes, working with its in-house team of energy experts to ensure the appropriate power infrastructure is in place 
  3. Transitioning existing fleet – As vehicles reach their end of life, Mitie will support their phased replacement with an EV alternative, as well as supporting the business’ wider transition – such as introducing employee travel policies and training 
  4. Connect, maintain & operate – After installation, charge points can be connected to Mitie’s Service Operations Centre for remote maintenance, usage and performance checks. This provides real-time data on how often charge points are used and prevents unexpected downtime 
  5. Generate income –Mitie can help increase the financial savings of an EV rollout by generating income, for example through public charging initiatives  

 

Ambitious EV Rollouts

 

More than 500 EVs have joined Mitie’s fleet, and 600 charge points have been installed in less than a year. In the 12 months to 31 March 2020, Mitie saved 1,351 tonnes of carbon as a result of switching these vehicles to electric models. Mitie is also working with its in-house energy team to oversee the installation of hundreds of charge points at its offices, employee homes and customer sites, powered by renewable energy sources wherever possible. 

Mitie has committed to switching 20 per cent of its car and small van fleet, around 700 vehicles, to electric by the end of 2020, adding an average of 75 new EVs to its fleet every month. With 600 additional EVs on order to join the fleet, Mitie is ahead of this target. It has also pledged to convert its entire fleet of around 5,000 vehicles to EV by 2025. 

Pradyumna Pandit, Managing Director of Sustainability and Energy Services, Mitie, commented: “While the environmental and financial case for electric vehicles is clear, for businesses just beginning their EV journey, making the switch can seem a daunting task. 

“With one of the UK’s most ambitious electric fleet strategies, Mitie has learnt first-hand how to tackle the challenges and capitalise on the opportunities that come with an EV rollout. I am proud to be sharing our knowledge so we can support more British businesses in transitioning their own fleets to electric.” 

Picture: A photograph showing one of Mitie’s EVs

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 15 July 2020

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