Endesa has launched a new plan to electrify the fleet of company cars for its senior management. The aim is for four in 10 vehicles in the segment to be hybrid or 100% electric in four years (13% of the total fleet, around 340 vehicles). This project builds on another of the company’s initiatives, which is the recently announced 2nd electric mobility plan for employees.
In order to encourage its senior staff members to choose these types of vehicles, the company is going to offer to increase the amount they receive for lease finance: 20% or 40% more if it is hybrid or pure electric, respectively, during the first three years. From 2020, once the market is more established, the supplement will drop to 10% or 21%, respectively.
Furthermore, the company undertakes to roll out more charging points at its main offices.
Even if a conventional combustion-engine vehicle is chosen, the company aims to reduce the emissions of this segment, even beyond the target set in European directives. Therefore, even though senior staff members are free to choose their vehicle brand and model, there will be maximum emissions limits on their vehicles: 150 gCO2/km until 2019 and 120 gCO2/km from 2020. Therefore, as the use of hybrid and electric vehicles will be encouraged, on average the entire fleet of senior staff vehicles will have emissions below: 130 gCO2/km until 2019 and 95 gCO2/km from 2020.
The plan to replace the fleet of senior management vehicles for a less contaminating fleet forms part of Endesa’s measures designed to develop a more energetically sustainable transport model and thus improve the quality of life in cities; in which over 70% of the population will be living by 2050 (today it is 50%).
This is the company’s commitment to the electrification of demand as a way of complying with the objectives established in the Paris Agreement on climate change; electric mobility is one of the main concepts of this strategy.
1. Mobility Plan for employees
In June 2015, the company launched the first mobility plan for employees, an initiative aimed at encouraging 100 employees to switch to an electric vehicle for private use. The project closed on 31 December 2015 with 158 electric vehicles acquired by the company’s employees, therefore exceeding all expectations. This figure represents approximately 10% of the electric vehicle market in Spain and the initiative will help to prevent the annual emission of over 300 tonnes of CO2 in cities.
The second edition of this plan was launched on April, which aims to reach another 300 employees. Once this edition comes to an end, 5% of Endesa’s workforce will have a private electric vehicle.
2. Fleet electrification
Endesa aims to electrify 80% of its operating fleet by 2020, which means, together with the mobility plan for employees, the company could reach the figure of 3,000 electric vehicles in the company.
Since 2010, as part of its fleet renewal plan, Endesa has replaced over 30% of its short-haul fuel vehicles with electric and hybrid vehicles. The company has multiplied the number of pure electric vehicles in the fleet fourfold over the last six years and plans to incorporate another 32 from now to the end of the year, which means it will end the year with 86 pure electric vehicles. Endesa is gradually replacing the fleet by installing smart devices (black boxes) in its entire operating fleet to study the behaviour and requirements of the vehicles in order to speed up the conversion to electric mobility. Approximately 70% of the cars currently have a black box installed.
Since 2008, Endesa has also boasted the largest fleet of hybrid vehicles in Spain for its sales network: 420 units. With this initiative alone, the company has managed to prevent the emission into the atmosphere of the equivalent absorption capacity of 28,800 trees. Each vehicle of these characteristics emits one tonne of CO2 less a year than a vehicle with a diesel engine.
3. Car sharing
Endesa has launched a new electric vehicle car sharing service at six of its main offices, to enable all employees to carry out their work-related functions in urban areas in a sustainable and pollution-free manner. Endesa employees can use an online tool to reserve vehicles for hours or even full days.