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Mitie reaches 5,000 EV milestone

Mitie has marked a milestone in its decarbonisation journey having welcomed its 5,000 electric vehicle (EV) to its fleet.

Two-thirds (66 per cent) of the company’s fleet is now electric, ramping up Mitie’s pursuit of creating a zero-emission fleet by the end of 2025.

The latest vehicle, a Volkswagen ID Buzz, was unveiled at Mitie’s headquarters at The Shard in London, and will be used by its National Maintenance Network team, playing a crucial role for mobile engineers carrying equipment and travelling between government sites across the Capital.

Mitie set out its Plan Zero initiative in 2020, an ambitious target to reach net zero by the end of 2025. A large component which will contribute to reaching this goal is implementing an electric vehicle roadmap to fully electrify its fleet of almost 8,000 vehicles, including cars, vans, and even commercial gritters. With 5,000 of these vehicles now electric, Mitie is one of only a handful of British businesses to reach this landmark and is well on track to meet its 2025 target.

Along with deploying electric vehicles, Mitie is also ensuring the UK has access to the clean, renewable energy it needs to power the EV revolution, having installed over 3,000 charge points across its colleagues’ homes and customer sites.

Mitie’s impressive fleet journey continues to gather pace, and was recently recognised by Edie, which awarded Mitie the Fleet Management Project of the Year Award, for its comprehensive and ambitious EV transition initiative.

Heidi Thompson, Group Fleet Manager, Mitie, said: “Reaching 5,000 EVs is testament to our unwavering drive and commitment to reaching a zero-emission fleet. This landmark reflects how far we’ve come since our EV journey started in 2020, as one of only a handful of British businesses to achieve this success. We look forward to celebrating our next milestone in the near future as we gather momentum towards our 100 per cent electric target.”

To celebrate the 5,000th EV taking to the road, Mitie has launched a competition encouraging people to watch out for its unique branding. Spotters are tasked with snapping a photo and posting it on LinkedIn and/or X, tagging and following @mitie and using the hashtag #Mitie5000EV, to be in with the chance of winning a £50 Amazon voucher! Terms and conditions apply – see here for details.

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