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Markey Group prevents over 20 tonnes of CO₂ Emissions via Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging

Since installing ten Electric Vehicle (EV) chargepoints at its Hardwicke Head Office and providing home chargepoints for company car drivers, the Gloucestershire Family business has prevented 20,679 kg of CO₂ emissions.

In 2022, Markey Group provided 33,715 kiloWatt hours (kWh) of electricity to charge company and employee EVs, 40% via chargepoints installed at company car drivers’ homes and 60% from chargepoints located in the Head Office car park.


With the average EV achieving 3.2 miles per kWh, Markey Group provided close to 110,000 miles of electric driving in 2022. Had this distance been covered in petrol or diesel vehicles it would have equated to 29.6 tonnes of CO₂ emissions being created.


Based on the ever-reducing carbon intensity of the UK National Grid and the associated lower emissions of EVs, Markey Group only generated 8.9 tonnes of CO₂ emissions to cover the 110,000 miles, saving over 20 tonnes of CO₂.


Group Managing Director, Paul Markey said, “providing easy access to EV charging is key to allowing our employees and company car drivers to make the switch to electric cars and decarbonise our business”.

The EV chargepoints are one of many sustainability projects implemented by the group and its businesses in 2022 including a SmartAir extraction optimisation system for its kitchen manufacturing business, one MegaWatt (MW) solar PV system and reducing its average fleet CO2 emissions by 25% through investing in electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.


Paul Markey went on to say “with our one MegaWatt (MW) solar panel system the combined reduction in CO2 emissions from this year's efforts will be in excess of 200 tonnes"

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