Ørsted – Programme for Decarbonization of Energy Generation and Operations
- To transition its fleet of company cars, pool cars and specialist vehicles to 100% electric by 2025.
- Analysis of market options & implementation managed by each business unit and central fleet advisor for company cars.
- Business model
- Developed a tool to calculate CO2 savings for specialist vehicles to help set a roadmap.
- Strengthened company car policy
- Removed high emission vehicles from catalogue.
- Introduced a cap on CO2 emissions.
- High incentives for EVs and PHEVs.
- Development and supply of electric alternatives are still immature, particularly for specialist vehicles such as wheel loaders, tractors and other heavy-duty vehicles.
- Some employees, particularly those that live in apartments, don’t have access to public charging, making them reluctant to switch to EV.
- Danish tax regime does not allow for power-plant facilities to charge staff cars directly even though plenty of power is available.
Key lessons and tips
- Employees embrace the EV commitment and are beginning to switch to EV for private use as charging stations are available at their workplace.
- For company cars, EV transition will avoid approximately. 1,000 tonnes of CO2 per year.
- Membership of EV100 with 2025 commitment is a natural fit for the company and allows it to help speed up green action globally.