Dixons Carphone has signed up to the EV100 initiative and committed to switching its commercial fleet to ULEVs by 2030.
The firm said it was the first technology retailer to join the initiative, which was founded back in 2017 and includes more than 80 major companies, including AstraZeneca, DHL, Ikea, LeasePlan and Unilever.
Outlining how it wanted customers’ technology to be transported and delivered in the most efficient and environmentally friendly way possible, the firm said it would change all its light duty commercial vehicles to fully electric vehicles and hoped to transition at least 50% of its medium-duty vehicles as well. Where a switch to EV isn’t possible due to technology restraints, the firm will use other ultra-low emission solutions, and will also implement mpg targets for drivers to ensure a year-on-year reduction of CO2 emissions.
Alongside this, Dixons Carphone is working with its company car fleet provider Arval switch to more eco-friendly vehicles, drawing upon the fleet management and leasing firm’s nine alternative fuel options.
Other work by Dixons Carphone includes ongoing installation of EV charging points wherever possible on its sites. It’s also signed up to Logistics UK’s (formerly the FTA) ‘Van Policy’ Working Group, to help shape and develop future policies for the operation of light goods vehicles in the logistics industry.
A spokesperson for Dixons Carphone added: “EV100 is really driving the environmental agenda forwards and encouraging businesses to change for the better. We are constantly looking for ways how to positively impact the communities we operate in and we are proud to do our part by using more environmentally friendly transport.”