Laing O’Rourke company cars go electric

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Laing O’Rourke will see its employees move from diesel and petrol company cars to electric and plug-in hybrids under a new company car scheme.

The change is expected to save up to 1,000 tonnes of carbon per annum. The company expects to shift to an all-electric fleet by 2025.

To address the current lack of charging points around the UK, the company will install additional charging points at its main offices. It is also partnering with an external company to support employees with the installation of charging points at their home addresses.

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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