SPIE UK has revealed its future fleet strategy and announced a rollout of 60 new Nissan e-NV200 electric vehicles, the first in a series of rollouts of alternative fuel vehicles across the SPIE UK business under the new strategy, whereby 98% of its fleet is to be powered by alternative fuels by 2025.
The move is part of SPIE’s commitment across its business to reduce its impact on the environment, in line with its yearly Integrated Annual Report. With the adoption of alternative fuel vehicles across its fleet, SPIE UK has calculated that it should reduce its emissions by approximately 20% in the next twelve months, and is estimating an 80% reduction by 2025.
The first vehicles to hit the road under the future fleet strategy will be 60 Nissan e-NV200 vans. SPIE has chosen the e-NV200 because it aligned with its operational requirements. Alongside the zero tailpipe emissions, the e-NV200 also delivers low operating costs, high efficiency and high-end levels of performance.
SPIE UK has partnered with Shell Fleet Solutions and NewMotion – a member of the Shell Group – to install a complete home charging solution for users of the new vehicles. As part of the solution, the smart charge points will monitor the amount of electricity being used to charge the electric vehicles (EVs). SPIE employees will be reimbursed accordingly for the costs of the EV charging.
Andrea Patti, Head of Corporate Sales Nissan UK, said: “We are really proud of our partnership with SPIE and wholeheartedly support their efforts to decarbonise. They are doing incredibly important work to encourage and assist others to follow suit.”
Keith Atkins, Head of Fleet, SPIE UK, said: “The introduction of these electric vehicles is the latest step in the SPIE UK future fleet strategy and is another step that SPIE UK is taking in its transition to meet its climate goals. Throughout the process, we have ensured that not only will the rollout of alternative fuel vehicles work for our business but also our employees.
“Working with them to understand how we can make this change a sustainable part of their lives, as well as being a sustainable change for the planet, was incredibly important to us. We believe that the steps that we have put in place will ensure that SPIE UK will successfully play its part in a low carbon future, and we look forward to working with our partners to achieve this.”