Engie Belgium to electrify fleet of 900 vehicles
The Belgian branch of the French multinational electric utility company, Engie, wants 15% of its company cars to be electric by 2020. It also intends to replace 20% of its light diesel trucks with electric vehicles. Engie reported this on Wednesday. In concrete terms, this means that there should be 700 electric company cars and 200 electric light vans within two years.
Set a good example
The purchase of 700 electric commercial vehicles and 200 electric light vans fits in with Engie’s plans to embark on an even greener course. “With the EV Boost 2020 program, Engie goes one step further and aims to further reduce the impact of travel for its employees and energy experts”, according to a report about the sustainable mobility plans of the energy group.
Reduce CO2 by 16%
Engie wants to reduce the CO2 emissions caused by its company cars and light vans by their journeys in Belgium by 16% (or 2.330 tons).
Engie, formerly known as GDF Suez, has already increased the proportion of staff travelling by public transport to the headquarters from 25 to 75% since 2010, precisely through the installation of its single headquarters next to the Gare du Nord in Brussels. By the end of this year, the first 40 electric vans should be delivered.