Global logistics provider XPO has today [14 February] announced that 58% (103) of its 177-strong UK company car fleet are now either fully-electric vehicles (EVs) or plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs).
This announcement follows the completion of its ambition for 2022 to ensure that more than half of its fleet was at least partially electrified by the end of 2022.
XPO expects its car fleet to be comprised of 100% EVs and PHEVs by 2024.
Dan Myers, XPO’s managing director, UK and Ireland, said: “The minimisation of our business travel, and therefore our emissions, is our ultimate goal.
“The reality of being a people-focused business is that we know the value of being physically with our customers and teams, meaning travel will be necessary from time to time.
“With our enhanced car policy, we can now ensure that every essential business mile will be made in the most responsible way possible.”
Some additional initiatives are also underway to reduce the CO2 emissions of its UK transport fleet, including introducing hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) and other fuel alternatives.
What’s more, the freight services provider’s commercial fleet currently includes 150 HVO trucks and 23 natural gas-powered trucks, with a further 25 battery electric vans and six light trucks reportedly set to come online during 2023.
XPO will likewise be trialling 26-ton and 44-ton battery electric vehicles (BEVs) across its network this year in partnership with some of its customers.