OutsideClinic invests in electric and hybrid fleet

​OutsideClinic planned to replace its entire fleet of vehicles by April, 2024

OutsideClinic planned to replace its entire fleet of vehicles to electric and hybrid models by the end of April, 2024.

The domiciliary eye care provider said £2.2m would be invested and, so far, 88 out of 222 vehicles have been replaced with the Volkswagen ID.4.

Charging points have been installed at the homes of OutsideClinic’s eye care professionals and, once completed, the switch was estimated to reduce the company’s annual carbon footprint by 638 tonnes.

Neil Godfrey, OutsideClinic’s fleet and facilities manager, said: ‘Overseeing the transition of our substantial fleet from one that was totally reliant on fossil fuels to one that makes use of new advances in electric and hybrid technology is a significant undertaking and one that we’re very excited about.

‘We predict that our fleet will be completely hybrid or electric from the end of April 2024, delivering significant environmental benefits and building on the progress elsewhere within the business to reduce our carbon footprint and energy usage.’