Gloucestershire firm saves over 20 tonnes of CO2 emissions with electric vehicle investment

Gloucester-based Markey Group has achieved a significant reduction in its carbon footprint, thanks to its latest, company-wide investment to support electric vehicles – and it expects to slash CO2 emissions even further in 2023.

By Andrew Merrell  |  Published
Markey Group's Paul Markey said the firm's investment in electric charging points for its vehicles is just part of its overall plan to reduce its carbon footprint.

By simply installing electric vehicle charging facilities for its company's vehicles, Markey Group has prevented a whopping 20 tonnes of CO2 emissions from entering the atmosphere.

In 2022, the Gloucestershire firm provided over 33,000 kiloWatt hours of electricity to charge its company and employee electric vehicles – delivering 60 per cent at its headquarters in Hardwicke, and 40 per cent via charge points installed at the homes of those on its company car scheme.

With the average electric vehicle achieving 3.2 miles per kiloWatt hour, the investment provided close to 110,000 miles of electric driving in 2022 – meaning the new charge points have saved a potential 20,679 kilograms of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.

Had this distance been covered in its old petrol or diesel vehicles, it would have produced 29.6 tonnes of CO2 emissions.

Group managing director, Paul Markey, said the investment was only part of a bigger picture for the firm: ‘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,’ he said.

Markey Group implemented a number of key sustainability projects in 2022, including the installation of a SmartAir extraction system for its kitchen manufacturing business, and a one megawatt solar PV system – which it predicts will deliver a combined CO2 reduction excess of 200 tonnes in 2023.

Markey Group operates in the fields of property management and development, construction, manufacturing and healthcare, has a turnover in excess of £27 million and employs more than 270 staff.

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