FULLY ELECTRIC BY 2023
After announcing our £160m investment in electric vehicles, our brand-new Volkswagen ID.4s are appearing on London’s streets.
We’re working towards our pledge to make our passenger fleet fully electric by 2023.
As well as removing harmful emissions, the new car offers the comfort, space and safety that you’ve come to expect from Addison Lee.
Our new arrival
Our road to a zero-emissions future has begun, with the roll out of our new electric vehicles. The new Volkswagen ID.4 is not only good for London’s environment, but has all the comfort, style and safety you associate with Addison Lee.
About our new electric vehicles
What’s different about the cars?
There’s lots that’s new about them – the zero-emissions nature of the ID.4, the fact that it’s VW’s first purpose-built electric vehicle– but what we think customers will be reassured by is the similarities with our previously ubiquitous people carrier – roomy, stylish and with plenty of boot space. Another key new point about the car is the number of special features for the driver.
CAN I BOOK AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE?
The Volkswagen ID.4 is one of the vehicles used in our Standard Services as a Select vehicle. When you book a Select car, you may be sent an electric vehicle or one of our low emission Ford Galaxys or VW Sharan. As we learn more about the cars, and bring more of them onto the platform, we’ll look at how we offer them to you, our customers.
How much CO2 will I save ?
When our entire passenger car fleet is electric in 2023, this will save 20000 tonnes of CO2 a year. While we operate a fleet that combines Electric Vehicles and low-emission diesel vehicles, we will continue to offset the emissions from the diesel vehicles.
Partners on the road to a fully electric fleet
Our partnership with JustPark
We’re delighted to share news of our partnership with the widely known parking spaces allocation technology company, JustPark. This will enable us to continue to support drivers in the transition to electric vehicles by providing exclusive access to off-street charging.
Our Partnership with Volkswagen
We begin our journey to be fully electric by 2023, by partnering with Volkswagen to roll out their ID.4 SUV. This is the largest UK purchase of electric vehicles (EV) by a private hire provider and the start of a £160m investment.
Our CEO, Liam Griffin, live on Sky News
Our CEO Liam Griffin was live on Sky News to announce our pledge to convert our whole passenger car fleet to electric vehicles by 2023, two years ahead of any other large PHV operator in London, and an investment of £160 million.
You can listen to CEO Liam Griffin’s interview with Ian King on Sky News.
A CLEANER, MORE SUSTAINABLE ADDISON LEE
100% Carbon Neutral
When you ride with us or book a delivery it is 100% carbon neutral. All of the proceeds from the carbon offset programme are invested in projects in developing countries, supporting communities to improve their quality of life and helping the UN to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Green Screens School’s Programme
We partnered with Westminster City Council and the Mayor of London to fund green screens: emissions-absorbing ivy walls that flank the perimeters of school playgrounds in highly polluted areas. Studies show that these green screens can reduce exposure to emissions by up to 40%.