Galliford Try outlines commitment to electric car fleet

GALLIFORD Try has confirmed the business plans to provide only electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles for its company car fleet in future.

The move forms part of the contractor’s aim to reach zero carbon across its operations by 2030.

The group currently leases around 1,000 vehicles, of which 37% are already electric vehicles (EVs) or plug-in hybrids electric vehicles (PHEVs). So far in 2021, 88% of new orders were EV or PHEV, and from now on any new company car selected by a member of staff will be from these groups.

The zero carbon commitment is part of Galliford Try’s recently unveiled Sustainable Growth Strategy. The business said it has already reduced carbon dioxide equivalent emissions (Scope 1, 2 and operational Scope 3) by 62% from 2012 to 2020.

Bill Hocking, chief executive of Galliford Try, said, “This is one step among many as we make progress towards our 2030 zero carbon target. The fantastic adoption of EV and PHEV alternatives by our people so far has allowed us to take this next step and make sure our fleet is as environmentally-friendly as it possibly can be as we go forward.”