APCOA Parking and Intu commit to clean transport
Five major companies have made ambitious new commitments on clean energy and transport during London's Climate Action Week.
Car park management company APCOA PARKING Group and shopping centre owner intu have joined The Climate Group’s EV100 initiative, committing to install EV charging infrastructure through the 2020s to help accelerate the transition to electric transport.
Last year there were more than 26,000 individual charges across intu's existing network of EV charging points, saving an estimated 137 tonnes of carbon dioxide compared to driving diesel and petrol cars.
As a member of EV100, intu plans to install more than 80 new charge points at its 14 directly managed UK shopping centers by 2020, while also transitioning its own vehicles to EVs by 2030.
APCOA PARKING has committed to switching its 300 mopeds, cars, vans and buses to electric by 2030. APCOA PARKING will also install charging infrastructure over the same timeframe, to encourage EV uptake by its customers and 5,000 employees.
Sportswear retailer JD Sports Fashion plc, The City of London Corporation and property investor Derwent London have committed to source 100% renewable electricity by joining RE100 – the global corporate leadership initiative toward zero carbon grids, led by The Climate Group in partnership with CDP.