Dixons Carphone pledges switch to EVs by 2030

It has become the first technology retailer to sign up to The Climate Group’s EV100 initiative, a global movement that encourages companies to adopt more environmentally friendly transport

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British electronics and telecoms retailer Dixons Carphone has made a commitment to switch its light duty fleet to electric vehicles (EVs) by 2030.

It has become the first technology retailer to sign up to The Climate Group’s EV100 initiative, a global movement that encourages companies to adopt more environmentally friendly transport.

Dixons Carphone also aims to transition at least 50% of its medium duty vehicles to EVs and where that is not possible due to technology restraints, it intends to use other ultra-low emission solutions.

Charging points will be installed “wherever possible” across its estate and miles per gallon (MPG) targets will be incorporated for each of its drivers to ensure a year-on-year reduction on carbon emissions.

Lindsay Haselhurst, Chief Supply Chain Officer at Dixons Carphone said: “With an average of four million customer deliveries every year, we have an opportunity and a responsibility to work in the most efficient and environmentally friendly way.

“This is why I am delighted we have joined the Climate Group’s EV100 initiative and committed to transition to a viable electric fleet by 2030.”