Tusker celebrates World EV day with news it has become a net positive contributor to the environment after 11 years of carbon neutrality

9 September 2021

  • Average fleet emissions reduce from 107.9km in 2019 to 70.2g/km in 2021
  • Average emissions of Tusker new car order bank is just 37.3g/km

Salary sacrifice provider Tusker is celebrating World EV Day 2021 (9 September) with news that it has become a net positive contributor to the environment having beaten its annual carbon neutrality target by 10%.

This comes after 11 consecutive years of Tusker running its business as carbon-neutral.

World EV Day encourages the shift towards sustainable transport as a celebration of e-mobility and sustainability, a journey that Tusker has been on for over a decade.

Since 2019 Tusker has been working with blue chip companies to promote the take-up of zero and low emission cars on its salary sacrifice scheme. This has made a huge impact on the average CO2 of its 20,000-vehicle fleet reducing it from 107.9g/km in 2019, to just 70.2 g/km in 2021.

The switch to EV is well underway with Tusker’s customers, and the momentum of change shows no sign of stopping. In 2019, just 13% of its salary sacrifice vehicles were EV, however just three years later this figure has climbed to 73%.

Two thirds of the Tusker car-order bank across all grades of taxpayer are now EV which represents an average CO2 of just 37.3g/km which puts it on track to achieving a fleet average CO2 target of 0g/km by 2030.

“World EV Day is all about driving change, and at Tusker we are committed to increasing our sustainability through every aspect of our business,” comments Paul Gilshan, Tusker’s CEO.

“Even the business park where our Watford-based HQ is based is environmentally friendly and we use 100% renewable energy throughout. Plus, we can rest assured our many recycling initiatives have sent zero office waste to landfill since 2012. We also provide EV charging points for our employees and encourage a car sharing scheme to contribute to our carbon neutral status,” he added.

Tusker is aware that not all drivers can run a hybrid or EV which is why Tusker spends a great deal of time advising individuals as to the fuel and car type which best suits their annual driving habits.

For the salary sacrifice vehicles which are petrol, diesel or hybrid, Tusker offsets the tailpipe emissions based on annual mileages using the Verified Carbon Standard offsetting project. This ensures that real-world differences are made in the quest for carbon off-setting, with measurable results being recorded by internationally recognised bodies. In 2020 Tusker offset 132 tonnes of C02 via a solar farm project in the Philippines, marking its 10th year as a carbon neutral business. In 2021 it will be planting 200 trees in a school in Hertfordshire later in September.

And the next focus for Tusker is to understand how hydrogen will contribute to future emissions reduction as more car makers introduce new models.

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