Mitie is launching a new Plan Zero Fleet Transition Service to help those wanting to switch their fleets to electric.
The service will use Mitie’s experience in managing its own electric vehicle (EV) rollout and charge point installation programme to support others in their EV journey, helping businesses to achieve net zero goals.
The end-to-end solution will encompass all stages of EV transition, from vehicle choice and charging infrastructure to travel policies and maintenance. The transition service will follow a process with five key stages:
- Develop a bespoke fleet transformation model based on a business's fleet and carbon emission profile;
- Install a charge point network at workplaces and employee homes;
- Transition existing fleet at end of life to EV alternatives, while supporting the business’ wider transition through employee travel policies and training;
- Connect, maintain and operate, with Mitie’s Service Operations Centre for remote maintenance, usage and performance checks; and
- Generate income through, for example, public charging initiatives.
Mitie said that by taking a whole-life cost approach and being independent of all suppliers, the Plan Zero Fleet Transition Service “can deliver a zero emissions fleet for zero additional cost”.
Mitie has a high EV rollout rate and in less than year, more than 500 EVs joined the fleet and 600 charge points were installed.
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. It's 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.
The new service is part of Plan Zero, Mitie’s commitment to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2025 – 25 years ahead of government’s own target.