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Switch to electric vehicle fleet announced

16 June 2017

Commitment to an electrical vehicle fleet has been announced by ENGIE as part of its decarbonisation target and contribution to improving air quality.

This will see 20% of its fleet switch to electric vehicles by 2020 and the phasing out of diesel vehicles by 2025.

In order to deliver these targets, the company will invest more than £600,000 in the necessary infrastructure, including electric charging points at key UK offices, customer sites and the homes of employees.

To achieve its 20% target, ENGIE plans to introduce 395 electric vehicles over the next three years and continue with the removal of diesel vehicles from its fleet up to 2025.

The company stated that this is a part of ongoing focus on operating sustainably and reducing negative impacts associated with vehicles, while acknowledging the need to improve air quality in the UK.

Its announcement coincided with the launch of its Air Quality App, developed in partnership with King's College London, to help identify the routes across London with the lowest pollution levels for walkers and cyclists.

Chief executive officer Wilfrid Petrie said the programme is intended to position the business "as a front runner in green mobility whilst capitalising on our newly acquired EV charging capabilities following ENGIE's purchase of EV-Box".

"There are many benefits including improved air quality, carbon reduction and operating efficiencies, all of which support our goal of improving the lives of the communities and clients that we serve," he said.

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