Schneider Electric is to electrify 1,200 vehicles by 2025 for its own fleet.

“Electric mobility, coupled with decarbonisation, decentralisation and digitalisation of energy, is key to achieving the target to reduce global CO2 emissions by 45% by 2030 and put a halt to climate change,” said Schneider Electric UK and Ireland Zone president, Kelly Becker.

“The core of our strategy is providing energy and automation digital solutions for efficiency and sustainability and we’re already enabling many businesses on their mission to achieve a greener future.”

Schneider says the move will enable it to directly reduce its climate impact by preventing the creation of 64,400 metric tons of CO2 emissions per year by the end of the transition.

“It is also a vote of confidence in deploying a fully electric fleet complete with investment in AC and DC charging across its sites around the UK&I, with medium voltage and low voltage electrical distribution equipment,” added a Schneider statement.

“This will ensure supply, PV to generate energy, battery storage to store and a microgrid to monitor all sites’ power needs and usage which helps to develop and evolve Schneider Electric’s Sustainability strategy.”

In the UK, Schneider Electric is helping a range of companies install EV chargers and power infrastructure, including electrical utilities, fleet providers, forecourt owners, hospital trusts, airports, universities and city councils.