Eurovia turns electric to help make 40% carbon cut

13/04/2021
Dominic Browne

Eurovia is introducing more electric vehicles (EV) and equipment after setting itself the target of making a 40% reduction in carbon emissions by 2030.

The infrastructure company said that reducing vehicle pollution, alongside making it easier to switch to electric vehicles, will be a significant contributor to reaching its goal.

Eurovia’s move to electric vehicles and plant is coupled with investment in appropriate infrastructure such as installing sufficient charging points across the business for fleet and company cars.

It is also partnering with EV companies such as Connected Kerb and Momentum Dynamic to encourage and support publicly available EV infrastructure.

Plant and fleet are major contributors to carbon emissions associated with highways maintenance and public realm improvements, a spokesperson highlighted.

David Campbell, Eurovia’s HS&E director said: 'Through supply chain innovation, we will be able to reach our carbon reduction targets. As more innovative products, alternative fuel types and different ways of working are introduced, it makes the future of construction and highway maintenance a very exciting and sustainable place to work.'

Electric cars are available at every level across the company, and Eurovia is also encouraging the use of sustainable transport with initiatives like the provision of Oyster cards for team members travelling between sites in London.

Battery-powered, small to medium tools have also been introduced, including the delivery of the UK’s first electric-powered excavator to a site this month.

Solar-powered welfare units are also being used, and a five tonnes e-loader will go on trial soon.

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