Dixons Carphone has pledged to transition its entire commercial fleet to electric vehicles (EVs) by 2030 as part of the EV100 campaign.
The electronics retailer has signed up to The Climate Group’s EV100 initiative, which aims to encourage corporate firms to drive the adoption of EV vehicles, and already counts AstraZeneca, EDF group and E.ON as partners.
Dixons Carphone will also install EV charging points across its estate, while pledging to convert more than half of its medium duty vehicles to electric or alternative fuels.
Alongside the transition towards EVs, the retailer will also introduce miles per gallon targets for each driver to ensure a reduction in CO2 emissions.
“We are delighted that Dixons Carphone is joining the global EV100 initiative as our first technology retailer,” The Climate Group’s corporate partnerships director Mike Peirce said.
“The transport sector is the fastest growing contributor to climate change, accounting for around a quarter of global energy-related greenhouse gas emissions – we need major companies everywhere to switch their fleets to EV.”
Dixons Carphone’s chief supply chain officer Lindsay Haselhurst added: “With an average of 4 million customer deliveries of amazing technology every year, we have an opportunity and a responsibility to work in the most efficient and environmentally friendly way.
“This is why I am delighted we have joined the Climate Group’s EV100 initiative and committed to transition to a viable electric fleet by 2030.”