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RBS, Landsec ‘raise the bar’ with new EV commitments

Image: RBS.

Image: RBS.

Royal Bank of Scotland and Landsec have unveiled a round of new clean energy initiatives, including a commitment to radically electrify their respective fleets.

The two businesses have become the first two in the world to become members of all three of the Climate Group’s corporate leadership programmes; the RE100, EP100 and EV100.

Earlier this week RBS revealed that it is to switch 300 vehicles within its fleet to electric alternatives while aiming to stimulate uptake of EVs from its staff by installing 450 new EV charge points at its premises between now and 2025.

RBS has also committed to reduce its total energy consumption by 40% against a 2015 baseline by the same year.

Meanwhile Landsec, one of the country’s largest commercial property development and investment firms, is to ramp up its deployment of EV charge points. It intends to take its figure to 300 by the end of this year after joining EV100, having already installed 189.

The company will also commit to installing charging infrastructure at all of its retail and leisure destinations.

Congratulating the duo on their new commitments Mike Peirce, corporate partnerships director at The Climate Group, said they showed it was possible for the private sector to go “further and faster” in driving the clean energy transition.

“To keep to a world of no more than 1.5°C of warming we need major companies everywhere to seize the opportunities presented by cleaner, smarter energy. As climate change increasingly poses a threat to our economy and more importantly human lives, this is what now defines corporate leadership,” he said.

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