ENGIE joins the drive towards electric vehicles

ENGIE has pledged to invest £600,000 to start switching to a fleet of electric vehicles (EVs) in the UK. It aims for 20% of its vehicle fleet to be electric […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

ENGIE has pledged to invest £600,000 to start switching to a fleet of electric vehicles (EVs) in the UK.

It aims for 20% of its vehicle fleet to be electric by 2020 and zero diesel vehicles by 2025.

It is part of ENGIE’s plans towards tackling air pollution and helping meet its decarbonisation targets for 2020 and beyond.

The project will start in the second half of this year, with the company switching to 395 EVs in the next three years.

Wilfrid Petrio, CEO of ENGIE in the UK & Ireland said: “This is an exciting programme which looks to position ENGIE 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.”

The company has also launched an air quality app in partnership with King’s College London, which will help employees and customers to walk and cycle using the lowest pollution routes across the capital.

Last month the French utility announced the launch of its UK home energy business.