Asda is moving its entire company car fleet to electric vehicles (EVs) as part of a strategy to reduce emissions.
The switch will take four years to complete and is expected to save more than 2,400 tonnes of CO2.
In the last year, 85% of Asda colleagues who opted for a company car as part of their benefits package chose an electric vehicle.
The supermarket has a fleet of approximately 600 company cars.
Simon Bell, senior manager Asda Reward Team, said: “Reducing our carbon footprint is extremely important to us and our customers so we are always looking at ways in which we can make a difference and be a more sustainable business.
“We are delighted by the enthusiastic uptake in electric cars by our colleagues over the past few years and it is a win-win, as they are helping the environment as well as reducing their own motoring costs.”
Field and head office-based colleagues will be able to choose from a wide variety of makes and models; such as the Audi Q4 e-tron, Mercedes EQA and EQC, Tesla Model 3, Polestar 2, Volkswagen ID3 and ID4 and the Volvo XC40 Electric.
The move to an all-electric car fleet is supported by Zenith, which has worked in partnership with Asda for 20 years and manages its car and commercial fleet.
Jon Smith, relationship director at Zenith, added: "We worked closely with the team at Asda to model the impact of this move and ensure it met the needs of the business and colleagues. Transitioning the fleet to BEVs creates a significant carbon saving for the business, which supports Asda’s sustainability agenda and gives colleagues access to a wide range of BEVs that provide the latest technology and cost-effective motoring."
Asda recently revealed that it had reduced the amount of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions it produced last year by more than 16%. The company is investing in low carbon technologies across its stores and depots as part of its long-term strategy become a net-zero carbon business by 2040.