OfficeMax goes electric with its fleet, to reduce emissions

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OfficeMax New Zealand has changed its vehicle fleet to EVs and hybrids, aiming to reduce CO2 emissions related to vehicle fuel usage by more than 40 per cent.

In collaboration with electric vehicle infrastructure provider JET Charge, the company has installed home chargers for employees to charge their corporate cars overnight.

“OfficeMax is the first business we have worked with for home charging using JET Charge+, an industry-first EV charging service that allows fleets to dial their EV charging needs up and down to suit their needs,” says JET Charge CEO Tim Washington.

“A major barrier for electrifying fleets in the past has been the absence of employee home charging solutions. OfficeMax has really paved the way on this, as they’ve demonstrated to their people and other corporates that the transition to electric vehicles can be made simple for employees through an at-home charging solution,” said Washington.

JET Charge+  contains the components required for a fleet to charge their electric vehicles. JET Charge tracks power usage using its charging management software, assuring employees that electricity reimbursement is as simple as fuel reimbursement.

According to the business, the new fleet has reduced the company’s fuel use significantly, saving many litres of petrol between January and April, compared to last year.

The change is part of OfficMax’s 2020-2025 Sustainability Strategy, which converts its LPG-powered forklifts to electric, saving roughly 123 tCO2e in the first year.

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