Foxtons has announced a commitment to switch its entire fleet to electric vehicles (EVs) by 2030.
The London estate agent said it recognises it has a role to play in building a “cleaner transport system” across the capital. Foxtons is also joining calls for more help from government, namely dramatically improving the EV infrastructure in the capital, in order to realise the business’ ambitions.
Interestingly, the move comes just weeks after it confirmed it was closing a number of its branches in order to reduce costs.
Foxtons COO Patrick Franco said: “We are delighted to be announcing our commitment to switch our fleet to electric vehicles by 2030 and becoming a member of EV100. By switching to electric transport, businesses can contribute to the reduction of millions of tons of greenhouse gas emissions per year, as well as curbing transport related air and noise pollution.
“However, there is a pressing need for a stronger EV infrastructure across London and the UK. Without increased charging points, greater access to ultra-fast charging and more off-road parking, businesses like ours, which often require frequent and rapid vehicle charging, will find the transition extremely challenging.”
He added: “We support the Mayor of London’s vision for an expansion of London’s EV-charging network but ask that this roll-out is accelerated so more businesses can make the switch sooner.”