WEBFLEET has committed to removing 61 tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere to positively off-set the carbon footprint of vehicles that took part in the Great British EV Rally (GBEVR), which is backed by Lex Autolease as website partner.
The five-day event started near John O’Groats in Scotland and has finished in Lands End, Cornwall. The routes – one for cars and another for commercial vehicles – took in various stops and checkpoints as it threaded its way down the length of Great Britain.
As an event sponsor and technology partner, Webfleet will work with international NGO Justdiggit to offset the carbon emissions emitted from vehicles during the rally. The two organisations have previously worked together to launch Green Your Fleet, which helps fleet businesses estimate and offset CO2 output by regreening dry lands in Tanzania.
On the road, battery EVs emit no tailpipe emissions, but a CO2 footprint results from the electricity generation for vehicle charging.
With the event organisers, we wanted to ensure the GBEVR – which also sees four ICE vehicles completing the route – has a positive climate impact, while helping achieve its ultimate goal of advancing fleet electrification and supporting our net zero ambitions.
Through Justdiggit’s Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration programme, the offsetting initiative will help regreen more than 77,000m2 of dry land, retain more than 1,600,000 litres of water, restore more than 300 trees and positively impact the loves of 40 people.Beverley Wise, Webfleet regional director UK and Ireland
The Webfleet management solution was used in participating vehicles to enable live progress broadcasts and to provide data on energy output, along with driving performance feedback. This allows for a winner for the most efficient driver to be selected, comparing real-world data to official WLTP efficiency scores.