Mitie has passed a major milestone in the electrification of its fleet, by deploying its 100th and 101st electric vans.
The two new all-electric Nissan e-NV200 models will be used to deliver Mitie contracts at Edinburgh Castle and Fife College.
The company is committed to switching 20% of its car and small van fleet to electric by the end of 2020.
A further 400 EVs are set to join the fleet by the first half of next year.
Edinburgh was identified as the first location for the latest additions in support the city’s commitment to be zero-carbon by 2030, which aligns with Mitie’s own commitment to a fully electric fleet by 2030.
Simon King, Fleet and Procurement Director, Mitie, said, “When it came to finding our new electric vans a home, Edinburgh was the natural choice. We’re proud to play our part in helping the city achieve its goal of becoming zero-carbon and introducing the first electric vehicles to Edinburgh Castle and Fife College.
“However, to help us spread our electric fleet even further, we need Local Councils across Scotland, from towns and cities to the rural countryside, to support the adoption of EVs by increasing the number of rapid charge points throughout the country.”