Leading facilities company Mitie has reached a 3,000 EV milestone with deployment of a Vauxhall Vivaro E van. The electric van will be used on Mitie’s Greener Cities service in Dudley, West Midlands,UK.
Mitie says putting into service the 3,000th electric vehicle (EV) places the company on course to switch its fleet to zero-emission vehicles by the end of 2025, a transition that began in December 2018.
The business says that 42% of its UK-wide fleet is now electric, having delivered more than 1,000 new EVs into its fleet during 2022.
The latest eLCV will be used at the Merryhill Shopping Centre in Dudley, West Midlands, on Mitie’s Greener Cities landscaping contract. Greener Cities operates in urban areas across the UK helping customers with net zero ambitions by using electric vehicles, ensuring zero landfill waste, zero single-use plastic and only operating battery-powered equipment.
What’s more, the Vivaro E van features roof fitted solar panels to charge battery-powered landscaping tools and equipment, including electric trimmers, leaf blowers and lawn mowers.
Heidi Thompson, Group Fleet Manager, Mitie, said:
“Our 3,000th EV puts Mitie on the road to a zero-emission fleet by the end of 2025, as part of our wider industry-leading target for net zero operations in that timeframe. It’s apt that Mitie’s 3,000th vehicle is topped with solar panels to make it even more sustainable, as we drive wider innovation across our fleet and help decarbonise Britain.”