£160m switch to EVs
Private cab hire company Addison Lee has announced it will fully electrify its London fleet by 2023. The £160 million switch will see its fleet of 4000 private hire cabs starting with an initial 450 Volkswagen ID4s. You can expect to see the first Addison Lee Electric Vehicle in November, with 200 further EVs joining the fleet every month.
Addison Lee’s CEO, Liam Griffin said;
‘‘As the transport provider of choice for many businesses and passengers, we know that we play a critical role in London’s transport network. Over the years, we have invested in our vehicles and technology to ensure we do all we can to make London a greener place. In doing so, we can help more businesses reduce their carbon footprints. This gives passengers greater access to green, safe and premium transport options as life gets back to normal.’’
To help other businesses making the switch to EVs, Addison Lee has invested £3.5m into a Future of Mobility Fund. The fund was set up by the UKRI (UK Research and Innovation) to help other businesses with charging infrastructures. The Government is introducing many schemes to meet its plan to create a net-zero Britain by 2050.
Osprey Charging announced earlier this month its plan to install over 150 rapid (EV) charging hubs across the UK by 2025.
The Government has also announced new legislation to install a charging point for EVs at all new build homes and offices. Greater Manchester, London and Oxford has all announced extensions to their clear air zones.
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£160m switch to EVs