- Tusker’s tailpipe emissions decreased sharply as EV orders surged by 450% since 2021.
- Carbon emissions from non-EV vehicles fell dramatically from 36,000 to 6,000 tonnes between 2018 and 2023.
- Tusker offsets emissions and collaborates with Carbon Footprint Ltd on sustainability projects.
Tusker, a leading player in salary sacrifice car benefit schemes, has been making remarkable strides in reducing its carbon footprint
Since 2021, the company has witnessed a substantial decrease in its tailpipe emissions. This coincides with a remarkable surge in electric vehicle (EV) orders, which have soared by over 450%.
This seismic shift has caused a substantial drop in emissions associated with petrol, diesel, and hybrid vehicles. They’ve plummeted from 36,000 tonnes of CO2 in 2018 to a mere 6,000 tonnes in 2023.
A noteworthy development is that the majority of Tusker’s fleet emissions, standing at a formidable 65%, now stem from EV charging. To calculate this, Tusker employs a ‘worst case scenario’ figure, which assumes no use of green energy tariffs.
Tusker’s overall fleet emissions, comparing 2018 to today, have seen a substantial reduction, amounting to a remarkable 12,323 tonnes of CO2. However, it’s important to note that this decrease could be even more significant given that over 50% of the UK’s energy now derives from zero-carbon sources. Moreover, approximately 30% of EV drivers power their vehicles using home-solar charging.
Tusker’s commitment to offsetting carbon emissions across the lifetime of each contract has been unwavering since 2013.
Starting in 2022, Tusker expanded its carbon offsetting to include the emissions produced through EV charging. This figure is calculated using UK grid averages. This comprehensive approach ensures that Tusker offsets emissions effectively for every EV customer. Furthermore, Tusker undertook the retrospective offsetting of all charging emissions from EVs driven under their agreements up to that date.
To ensure the accuracy of their rating, Tusker has collaborated closely with Carbon Footprint Ltd, a renowned carbon consultancy business. Together, they have implemented verified carbon offsetting programs.
Tusker’s current focus lies on UK tree-planting projects. These are complemented by initiatives in Brazil for methane capture and a wind-farm project in India.
“As the originator of the salary sacrifice car benefit scheme and a long-time advocate for EVs, it is gratifying to witness such significant reductions in emissions across our customer fleet and within our own operations. With our expanding order book for the upcoming year, we anticipate a continued decline in overall emissions month-on-month.”
Paul Gilshan, CEO, Tusker
Tusker’s dedication to sustainability serves as a commendable example in the automotive industry, setting the stage for widespread sustainability this World EV Day™.