Asda has made a pledge to switch its entire car fleet to electric vehicles (EVs) over the next four years.
The supermarket will ensure more than 600 vehicles will be electric, with the move expected to save more than 2,411 tonnes of CO2 – the equivalent of six million miles driven by an average petrol car.
The announcement comes after 85% of Asda employees who opted for a company car as part of their benefits package chose an EV over the last year.
Last year, the supermarket reduced greenhouse gas emissions by more than 16% and is investing in low carbon technologies across its stores and depots as part of its strategy to cut Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 50% by 2025 and ultimately become a net zero carbon business by 2040.
Simon Bell, Senior Manager Asda Reward Team, said: “Reducing our carbon footprint is extremely important to us and our customers so we are always looking at ways in which we can make a difference and be a more sustainable business.
“We are delighted by the enthusiastic uptake in electric cars by our colleagues over the past few years and it is a win win, as they are helping the environment as well as reducing their own motoring costs.”