CEVA Logistics says it has taken delivery of the first fully electric cars as phase one of its new program aimed at further driving its sustainability agenda across its U.K. operations by migrating its entire company car fleet to fully electric vehicles by 2025..
As part of the CMA CGM Group, a world leader in shipping and logistics, CEVA said is strongly committed to the protection of the environment. As a whole, the Group is significantly investing in research and development to help the emergence of future energy sources and technologies to reduce the impact of transport and logistics on the planet. The CMA CGM Group aims at becoming carbon-neutral by 2050. CEVA announced recently its participation the United Airlines Eco-Skies Alliance to promote the use of sustainable aviation fuel in passenger and transport flights.
According to CEVA, “No petrol or diesel cars will be permitted to be sold in the U.K. post-2030, and CEVA Logistics aims to have its entire fleet of more than 220 cars moved to all-electric vehicles before 2025. As existing cars reach the end of their leases, more than half of company vehicles will be electric by the end of 2022, with the first vehicles having arrived this month.
“CEVA’s U.K. employees currently drive 1,391,039 miles (2,238,000 kilometers) annually, creating a carbon footprint of 380 tonnes of CO2. When the switchover to electric vehicles is complete, the carbon impact will come down to 118 tonnes – an annual savings of 262 tonnes.
“In a further boost for the company’s green initiatives, all CEVA-managed sites in the U.K. are now using 100 percent renewable energy, meaning that all electric vehicles that charge up at these company facilities will be carbon neutral.”
Jamie Foster, CEVA Logistics Procurement Director Europe, stressed“This change has been possible through the vision and passion of our people and has been a collaborative endeavour with all team members. Everyone was committed to the change and confident that it could be achieved, and we are now able to make this announcement.”
Chris Walton, CEVA Logistics Managing Director U.K. and Ireland said “We are all committed to the future of the planet, and we wanted to make an active contribution that would have real benefits for all concerned. We will continue to evaluate possible adoption of the most eco-friendly solutions for all our energy requirements across the business.”