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Pledge to Net Zero Report

At EZOO, we have been working diligently with Pledge to Net Zero, with the aim of decreasing our carbon footprint by 42%, thereby ensuring Net Zero for our business by 2030.

The Pledge to Net Zero report, which you can download here, details our carbon footprint, our commitments and the targets which have been set for the business to progress to Net Zero.

In this blog, we’ll explain what our goals are, how we intend to achieve Net Zero by 2030 and what information you can find in the latest report.

Business background

At EZOO, we understand that the way consumers own and operate their vehicles is changing rapidly towards an electric future. 

This has been exacerbated by fuel prices reaching a ten month high back in September 2023 (with more volatility expected), emissions scandals, and the increase of available choices when it comes to affordable and efficient EV vehicles.

EZOO was founded in 2012 by Lash and Charnjit Saranna, who had themselves made the important decision to switch to EV’s after spending more than three decades in the motor trade, growing Europe’s biggest independent Porsche dealership.

From the beginning, their objective was to create awareness and education around the benefits of switching to an affordable, flexible and customisable Pay as You Go electric car subscription model.

Net Zero ambitions & goals

We wholeheartedly believe in protecting the environment for future generations, and our major goal as a business is to tackle the causes of climate change and increasing local air pollution.

To do this, we must ensure that our day-to-day operations leave the smallest possible carbon footprint to do our part to protect the world around us from the catastrophic impacts of climate change.

To put our commitment into action, we signed up with the Pledge to Net-Zero back in 2019, and it is our objective to become net-zero by 2030.

In addition to regular sustainability reports, we have devised three core business goals to ensure we’re thinking sustainably in everything we do:

  • Identify and implement initiatives that reduce our carbon footprint, and increase our efficiency as an organisation.
  • Be recognised as a company that cares about the environment and is taking proactive measures to protect it.
  • Encourage other companies to follow suit.

These business goals will be used as a guide to prioritise emissions reduction initiatives in the drive to attain the newly created targets.

Our progress so far

In the 12 months from 1st April 2022 to 31st March 2023 (the reporting period), we had a total direct carbon footprint of 4,153kg CO2e. This is an 11% reduction compared to the previous 12 months.

In this reporting period we also purchased an additional 78 vehicles and our sales increased by 40%. However, we were still able to decrease emissions, which is great news.

Our carbon emissions came from two primary sources:

  • Electricity purchased for charging our electric vehicles offsite – when we charge vehicles at the office we are using renewable energy. However, offsite charging cannot always be zero carbon. We charged considerably more vehicles on the road in 2023, so these emissions have increased by 30%
  • Gas consumption for heating the office – we used 20% less gas this year compared to the previous year, therefore emissions reduced by 20%

The Net Zero by 2030 Report

This report was written by sustainability consultant Barnaby King, who has been commissioned by EZOO to support our path toward Net Zero.

This report contains details of our baseline carbon footprint and the targets which have been set out for Scope 1, 2 and 3. 

You can download the full report in PDF form right here.

If you’re interested in learning more about our electric car range, or our commitment to Net Zero, you can get in touch with us by dropping us an email at [email protected], or giving us a call on 0845 833 3200.