The latest additions mean that both Edinburgh Castle and Fife College now have EVs for its employees to use on a daily basis..
Edinburgh was selected to receive Mitie’s first delivery of electric vans, in an attempt to support the city’s commitment to be zero-carbon by 2030.
This pledge aligns with Mitie’s, in which they are aiming to have a fully electric fleet by 2030.
"When it came to finding our new electric vans a home, Edinburgh was the natural choice," said Simon King, fleet and procurement director at Mitie.
“We’re proud to play our part in helping the city achieve its goal of becoming zero-carbon and introducing the first electric vehicles to Edinburgh Castle and Fife College.
“However, to help us spread our electric fleet even further, we need Local Councils across Scotland, from towns and cities to the rural countryside, to support the adoption of EVs by increasing the number of rapid charge points throughout the country.”
Mitie has a specialist cleaning contract with Historic Environment Scotland, at Edinburgh Castle, which involves the cleaning and restoration of ancient monuments.
For Fife College, Mitie provides both cleaning and waste management services.
The EVs have been delivered as part of Mitie’s commitment to switch 20% of its car and small van fleet to electric by the end of 2020.
Its fleet already consists of over 100 electric vehicles already on the fleet, with 400 set to come in the first half of 2020.