Major British companies come together to accelerate the electrification of transport in the UK

Seven major British companies, including the operators of some of the largest commercial vehicle fleets in the country – bp, BT, Direct Line Group, Royal Mail, ScottishPower, Severn Trent and Tesco – have come together to work to help accelerate the mass adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) across the UK. The UK’s ambitions for electrification of road transport are world-leading and, in a report published today, the seven companies – working together as the Electric Vehicle Fleet Accelerator (EVFA) – have outlined a series of urgent actions needed from both…

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British Gas makes largest UK commercial EV order with Vauxhall and commits to accelerating the electrification of its fleet

British Gas has announced that it is ordering 2,000 new all-electric Vivaro-e vans from Vauxhall and has introduced plans to never purchase another combustion engine vehicle. As part of its commitment to become a net zero organisation, Centrica, owner of British Gas, has committed electrify its 12,000 strong operational fleet by 2025, five years earlier than originally planned and will be making further orders with Vauxhall for electric vehicles as soon as they are available. Centrica has also committed to make its 1,500 company cars EV only in the same…

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Vattenfall announce new policy to speed up electrification of car fleet

Vattenfall’s Executive Group Management has decided on new policies for benefit cars and commercial passenger vehicles to reach its ambition to electrify its total car fleet of 4,600 vehicles by 2030.  Tomas Björnsson, head of E-mobility says: “Our goal is to enable a fossil free society and the electrification of the transport sector is an important element in this transition. To our customers we offer the full-suite of solutions needed for an electric vehicle: Charging at home, at work, at business as well as access to an international public network…

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