Preparing for Net-Zero
An audit of UK sustainable energy provider Vital Energi’s fleet has recorded vehicle emission levels of 20.7 Co2 g/km which are a quarter of those of other organisations assessed.
The audit was undertaken by Pendragon Vehicle Management and involved clients who have taken delivery of 20 or more vehicles during the last 12 months. Average emissions for similarly sized clients were 85.2 Co2 g/km.
Fleet Manager, Paul Carberry, comments: “We are helping to decarbonise cities, campuses and developments through our energy generation and energy conservation projects and it’s great that we can contribute, as a company, to reduce the carbon emissions of our company fleet.
“We were early adopters of low emission petrol and diesel vehicles, then mild hybrids in 2009, plug-in electric vehicles (PHEV’s) vehicles in 2014 and more recently, in 2019, battery electric vehicles (BEV’s), which can be charged by the Solar PVs at our Blackburn headquarters. By constantly being at the cutting edge of technology, coupled with choosing sustainable behaviours, we are able to outperform other similar organisations and contribute to the UK meetings its carbon targets.”
Over 70 per cent of vehicles in Vital’s fleet are battery electric vehicles (BEVs) or plugin-in hybrid electric venicles (PHEVs) which produce average emissions of 48.21 Co2 g/km. Additionally, almost all of 21 new vehicles that are currently under order will run on the same technologies, ensuring an even greener fleet profile as the company prepares for the United Kingdom’s journey towards net-zero.