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Gloucestershire company saves over 20 tonnes of CO₂ emissions

A Gloucestershire business has prevented 20,679 kg of CO₂ emissions from entering the atmosphere, thanks to EV charging.

Markey Group installed 10 electric vehicle (EV) chargepoints at its Hardwicke head office and provided home chargepoints for drivers of company car drivers.

In 2022, Markey Group provided 33,715 kiloWatt hours (kWh) of electricity to charge company and employee EVs, 40% via chargepoints installed at company car drivers' homes and 60% from chargepoints located in the head office car park.

With the average EV achieving 3.2 miles per kWh, Markey Group provided close to 110,000 miles of electric driving in 2022. Had this distance been covered in petrol or diesel vehicles, it would have equated to 29.6 tonnes of CO₂ emissions being created.

Based on the reducing carbon intensity of the UK's National Grid and the associated lower emissions of EVs, Markey Group only generated 8.9 tonnes of CO₂ emissions to cover the 110,000 miles, saving over 20 tonnes of CO₂.

Paul Markey, group managing director, said: "Providing easy access to EV charging is key to allowing our employees and company car drivers to make the switch to electric cars and decarbonise our business."

The EV chargepoints are one of many sustainability projects implemented by the group and its businesses in 2022, including a SmartAir extraction optimisation system for its kitchen manufacturing business, a one megawatt solar PV system and reducing its average fleet CO2 emissions by 25%, through investing in electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.

Paul Markey continued: "With our solar panel system, the combined reduction in CO2 emissions from this year's efforts will be in excess of 200 tonnes."

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