Deloitte orders 140 electric Mini’s for its company car fleet
One-in-four of the new employees at Deloitte prefers an electric company car. That’s why the consultancy company ordered 240 Mini Cooper SE in total to join its company car fleet, 100 earlier on and an additional 140 right now.
The electric Minis Cooper SE are part of a total order of 540 new Minis since June. Deloitte Belgium adds that electric and hybrid vehicles accounted for 88% of all company cars ordered since summer. “This clearly shows that employees prefer sustainable alternatives to conventional cars with internal combustion engines,” concludes the press release.
In addition to purchasing electric cars, Deloitte is investing in its electric vehicle infrastructure as part of its 2017-mobility plan that targets carbon-neutrality by 2030. The Belgian office, for example, currently has 540 charging stations for electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids.
“As our fleet accounts for 70% of our carbon footprint, every small and big step brings us closer to carbon neutrality,” said Piet Vandendriessche, CEO of Deloitte Belgium. “The fact that one in four new employees now chooses an electric car gives me full confidence that we are on the right track to make Deloitte a pioneer in sustainable mobility.”
Deloitte has been working on e-mobility topics, publishing white papers for some years. Apart from electrifying its own fleet, Deloitte Belgium also offers alternative transport packages. These packages can include (electric) cars but also offer employees to choose from multimodal mobility options, including public transport, bikes, and/or shared mobility services.
BMW’s Mini is working to become an all-electric brand by 2030. “Sustainability has been a key factor at Mini for years now. That a company like Deloitte, also focusing on sustainability, sees us as a trustworthy partner for 13 years already is proof that we’re on the right track. Electrification is the new chapter in the sustainability story that we are writing together,” concludes Eddy Haesendonck, CEO of BMW Group Belux.