We are delighted to announce that Ogilvie Fleet Ltd has become one of the first companies in the sector to receive ‘Go Ultra Low Company’ status.
The recently launched government and automotive industry initiative run by campaign group Go Ultra Low recognises UK businesses that are embracing electric vehicles.
Ogilvie Fleet is now one of almost 50 employers across all business and industry sectors to gain ‘Go Ultra Low Company’ status to date, in recognition of how we have already opened our own company car fleet to electric vehicles and made a commitment to boosting uptake over the next five years.
Public and private sector organisations that already use electric vehicles, or offer them to employees as company cars, are eligible for ‘Go Ultra Low Company’ status, providing there’s a commitment for them to make up 5% of their vehicle fleet by 2020. The qualifying criteria incorporates pure electric, plug-in hybrid and range extended vehicles producing 75g/km or less of CO2.
Electric vehicles in Ogilvie's own company car fleet include BMW i3, Mercedes C350, Mitsubishi Outlander, Volkswagen Golf E, Tesla and Porsche Cayenne models as well as hybrid versions of the Mercedes C Class and Lexus GS.
Our own company car fleet currently has 35 vehicles, of which 17% meet the qualifying criteria for ‘Go Ultra Low Company’ status, with a target of over 25% in the next few years. We also have electric vehicle recharging points at our offices in Sheffield and Stirling, with the Gateshead office to have one in the near future.