Deutsche Telekom has announced that its subsidiary T-Systems will start using only all-electric cars in its business vehicles fleet from 2022.
According to the company, some 1,400 employees in Germany will order an all-electric car as their company car when they next switch. The switch will allow T-Systems to turn its entire business vehicles fleet into e-fleet by 2024 thus reducing the company’s CO2 emissions by 1,000 tons per year. This annual saving corresponds to 10 percent of the current remaining emissions from self-generated or purchased energy.
By switching to all-electric cars, T-Systems is driving forward the expansion of the company’s charging infrastructure. Charging stations are already in place at seven of the ten major sites in Germany. Further charging stations are planned at the other sites and will then be available for employees and customers alike.
Climate-neutral energy consumption by 2025
The e-fleet is part of T-Systems’ sustainability strategy. The consistent focus on all-electric vehicles is also a clear signal to support the transformation of the German automotive industry toward zero-emission mobility.
The company aims to achieve net zero for direct and indirect energy consumption by 2025 in the own company. Electricity consumption has already been fed one hundred percent from renewable energies since 2021. And the range of products that support customers in their sustainability strategy is also growing.
Deutsche Telekom has been actively committed to climate protection since the 1990s. The Group has set itself the goal of operating in a climate-neutral manner across the entire value chain by 2040 at the latest.