Helping the Met Police transition to an Electric Vehicle fleet

London, United Kingdom - The Metropolitan Police Service is the largest police force in the UK, covering all 32 London boroughs. It has a fleet of nearly 5,000 vehicles covering 47 million miles every year. Yet with transport responsible for around 23% of energy-related carbon dioxide emissions globally, there is a pressing need to find more low- or zero-emission alternatives. The Mayor of London has set an ambition for the UK capital to be one of the world’s leading zero-emission cities, with 100% Electric Vehicles by 2030. Our work with the Met Police to create an Electric Vehicle Infrastructure strategy is a vital step in supporting the force as it makes the transition.

800 vehicles

transitioned to low emissions

9%

reduction in total fleet CO2 emissions

The case for electrifying fleets is getting stronger. As well as significantly cutting CO2 emissions and helping to improve air quality, electric vehicles can also significantly help to reduce running costs. Advancements in battery and vehicle technology are extending driving range, while ongoing improvements to the provision of charging infrastructure is making it possible for more and more electric vehicles to join the roads.

Working with the Metropolitan Police, we helped to visualise the potential benefits of fleet electrification. Drawing on several different sources of data, ranging from property databases to fleet data, power capacity, parking spaces and user behaviour, we determined several future scenarios and associated costs for fleet electrification. This helped to lay the foundations for an Electric Vehicle business case, and associated Roadmap. 

We also supported with the delivery of charging infrastructure to enable plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and battery electric vehicles across the entire Metropolitan Police Estate. This includes the roll-out of both slow and fast chargers at operational police stations, with Arcadis providing design and project management support.

Transitioning just 800 general purpose vehicles to ultra-low emission vehicles will result in a 9% reduction in CO2 emissions across the Met Police’s entire 5,000-strong fleet. Over 10 years, this could potentially result in cost savings of £5 million in fuel alone. 

 

Outcomes

800 vehicles

transitioned to low emissions

9%

reduction in total fleet CO2 emissions

£5m savings

on fuel costs over 10 years

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