ABB have announced that they will make the move to an all-electric car fleet for their employees in the UK by 2025. The company, who are a Swedish-Swiss multinational with headquarters in both Västerås and Zurich respectively, are a leading global engineering firm working mainly in the world of electrification and supplying charging solutions, industrial automation, motion and robotics, and discrete automation.
ABB are probably best known by the public, though, as the current title sponsor of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship that takes place around the globe showcasing zero emission motorsport. The forward thinking company made the announcement of their move to an all-electric fleet as part of a campaign at the hugely successful global World EV day on September 9, where ABB were the headlining partner.
It intends to convert the whole fleet of 500 cars that they run in the UK to electric cars by 2025 after realising this was the second biggest contributor to their carbon footprint. Once the transition to all the all-electric fleet has been made ABB believe that their carbon footprint could be reduced by around 20 percent.
ABB UK Country Managing Director, David Hughes, said: “In 2019 our business mileage in the UK was the second-highest contributor to our carbon footprint. As part of our net-zero ambition ABB UK is proud to announce that we will be transitioning our company cars to an all-electric fleet by 2025. With over 500 cars in our vehicle fleet, this is a substantial investment and commitment to a sustainable future. This journey starts today.”