2 weeks ago • 1 min read
Recently at Fibrus, we gained a huge boost in our Electric Vehicle (EV) fleet with the delivery of 30 new vehicles, increasing the fleet from 14 to 44 on the road since December 2022.
This initiative is part of our sustainability efforts to commit to a 100% EV fleet by 2025. With this update we now have 37% of our overall fleet as electric, which surpasses our expectation to hit a 30% fleet by the end of 2023, saving a whopping 176 tons of CO2 per year.
Paul Houston, Fibre Planning senior specialist, is a self-confessed car enthusiast. Paul spoke about his experience with his new EV vehicle: “I absolutely love cars, and half of my professional life has involved working with them. I certainly love the greener and cheaper motoring an EV brings.”
“Fibrus offered me a VW ID3, as one of the first in the fleet, and they also helped to provide the home charging kit for the car. With my new car, a fast charge from near empty will take around an hour, which suits very well if I utilise the chargers at the offices whilst I’m there” he said.
All Fibrus EV drivers have home charging facilities, and the fleet is also supported by rapid car chargers which are available at Fibrus’ Dargan site. These chargers are lightning quick following the addition of a rapid 50KW charging unit alongside other charge points. Designed, connected, and installed by Belfast EV charging point operator Weev, the electric charging points at the Belfast site have revolutionised Fibrus’ operations, as well as being available for personal use as well.
Fibrus is always striving for best practice when it comes to ESG initiatives, and this update is another milestone on our journey to achieve net zero by 2040.
“It’s great to be at the forefront of fleet electrification and playing a part in the rising green tide.” said Head of HSEQ John Evans.
The increase in the EV fleet means Fibrus staff are helping to combat climate change one mile at a time.
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