This week on Transport Day at COP 26, a landmark agreement was announced to accelerate the transition to 100% zero-emission cars and vans by 2035 in leading markets and by 2040 globally.
With a global shift towards sustainable transport, and importantly, the mass scale-up of electrified vehicles, this change is already underway today. In the UK changes are already happening to reduce emissions, including:
- Ending the sale of new petrol and diesel cars by 2030
- Zero carbon electricity grid by 2030
- Ending sale of petrol & diesel HGVs by 2040
- £1bn Automotive Transformation Fund (ATF) to support the electrification of UK vehicles and their supply chains
There are already more than 10 million EVs on the road globally, and in countries such as Norway, electric vehicles account for 80% of all new car purchases.
Tusker, the UK’s leading car benefit scheme provider, offers a great way of supporting companies and their employees to go green, with 80% of their new orders for electric cars.
Tusker has also been proudly carbon neutral for more than a decade and has become a net-positive contributor to the environment this year. As part of COP 26 they joined a Net Zero Carbon session as part of the Sustainable Business Network, to explain how they have achieved this:
- As well as helping people on the electric revolution by being the most affordable way to drive a brand new plug-in hybrid or electric car, Tusker offsets over 227k tailpipe emissions of each car they put on the road.
- Through the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme, drivers get a 75% contribution on their domestic charging point installation.
- Assessing the impact on the environment and transforming how they operate started in 2009/10 when they did an audit of carbon footprint to identify and set baselines and areas for improvement.
- Then in 2013 the business committed to zero waste to landfill, a 100% renewable energy tariff, on-site food composting, cardboard baling and rainwater harvesting.
- On top of this the business ensures it has a sustainable procurement program and monitors its policies on an ongoing basis to assess improvements it can make. This has included behavioural changes of its team to turn off devices when not in use, encouraging smarter energy usage, remote meetings, smart travel, moving to become paperless and thoughtful use of water.
- Through annual appraisals, continual review and enforcement of its processes, it is on track to meet net zero emissions by 2022.
Find how out how Tusker could help you find an electric vehicle or switch your business fleet to electrics: https://www.tuskerdirect.com/