Willmott Dixon has unveiled plans to roll out electric vehicle chargers across the company.
The contractor is working with specialist Rolec to install charging points at more than 100 locations for the 300 staff who have switched, or are switching, to electric cars under the company’s car scheme.
The rollout is expected to be completed by the end of the year.
Commenting on the move, Julia Barrett, chief Sustainability officer at Willmott Dixon, said: “Our 2030 ‘Now or Never’ strategy, launched last autumn, set some of the toughest science-based targets in the industry, including a pledge to have no direct emissions from our day-to-day operations by eliminating fossil fuel use in our offices and on our sites by 2030.
“In order to achieve this, it is critical that we move to a 100% electric vehicle fleet, which will only be viable if we are able to provide our people with the relevant equipment to make this step change possible.”
Barrett continued: “In January, we launched a new vehicle scheme, encouraging our people to consider electric vehicles and we have already seen several hundred applications.
“By installing electric vehicle charging points at our sites and offices, we are creating the infrastructure to support this change.
“Since 2019, all our offices and sites have been powered by certified, natural renewable electricity.
“By combining renewable electricity powered charging points with electric vehicles, we are proud to able to provide a truly sustainable vehicle solution for our people.”
Jake Hudson, Fleet business development manager at Rolec, added: “It is great to be able to assist with the provision of electric vehicle charge points for all of Willmott Dixon’s sites, sharing the vision of their 2030 ‘Now or Never’ sustainability strategy to deliver a greener future.”
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