Laing O’Rourke is the latest in a number of construction companies to announce the switch to electric company cars for staff, joining both Vinci and Skanska.
Laing O’Rourke runs around 1,000 company cars and plans to complete its transition to an all-electric fleet by 2025.
This will save up to 1,000 tonnes of carbon a year.
The change is part of Laing O’Rourke’s work to accelerate the reduction of CO2 emissions from its operations, as the firm plots a route to becoming a net zero contractor.
Laing O’Rourke’s group director, Madeleina Loughrey-Grant said: “We, our clients and other stakeholders are all very aware of the climate emergency and that all businesses need to do more to reduce emissions. Moving to a plug-in hybrid and electric-only company car fleet is welcome and an important step towards having a fully electric company car fleet by 2025, which will reduce emissions from our company cars by 70% compared to 2019.”
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