Capgemini to Order Only Hybrid & EVs, Ends Pure Diesel/Petrol Orders

Highlights :

  • Around 13% of the most polluting cars in Capgemini’s fleet are expected to disappear this year, and a further 24% in 2022.
  • The company aims to achieve carbon neutrality for its operations no later than 2025 and to be net zero by 2030.

French IT company Capgemini has announced that it will now order only hybrid and electric cars and vans for its 12,000-vehicle company fleet, stopping with immediate effect the order of new pure diesel or petrol vehicles as part of its plans to transition to a fully electric fleet by 2030.

The company aims to achieve carbon neutrality for its operations no later than 2025 and to be net zero by 2030.

Capgemini has also joined the EV100 global initiative, that brings together companies making the switch to electric vehicles, to reinforce its commitment to accelerating its global EV transition to a 100% electric fleet. The company’s car emissions made up up 10% of its business travel emissions pre-COVID19.

The group has signed new contracts with selected leasing companies and car manufacturers that offer EVs and hybrid vehicles. Around 13% of the most polluting cars in Capgemini’s fleet are expected to disappear this year, and a further 24% in 2022. By the end of 2022, over 50% of the group’s fleet will likely be hybrid or electric, and 100% by the end of 2025.

Vincent Moreau, Global Head of Real Estate and Fleet Management at Capgemini, said, “As concerns continue to grow over the impact of carbon emissions on climate change and its consequences, we as a global leader are committed to making bold moves to accelerate the transition to a more sustainable travel model. This initiative is a critical step on our transition to an EV fleet. We are looking forward to joining with other organizations through the EV100, to share best practice and achieve the scale and speed needed to realize our net zero ambition by 2030.”

Alongside the fleet transition, Capgemini is also increasing its investment in electric charging points and aims to switch to 100% renewable electricity for its operations by 2025 as part of its RE100 commitment, a global initiative bringing together the world’s most influential businesses committed to 100% renewable electricity.

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Soumya Duggal

Soumya is a master's degree holder in English, with a passion for writing. It's an interest she has directed towards environmental writing recently, with a special emphasis on the progress being made in renewable energy.

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