SSE Enterprise joins Go Ultra Low Government campaign to showcase its Electric Vehicle infrastructure credentials

SSE Enterprise has joined the Government-backed Go Ultra Low campaign to show it is fully engaged in helping to deliver the infrastructure needed for an EV future. It will be particularly focused on working with the Office for Low Emissions Vehicles (OLEV) on the challenges for EV fleets – where SSE Enterprise is increasingly proving its leadership. 

The Go Ultra Low campaign aims to increase purchase consideration of electric vehicles by helping motorists understand the benefits, cost savings and capabilities of the wide range of plug-in and hydrogen-powered vehicles on the market. The campaign works to educate public and fleet audiences about these vehicles, addressing myths and highlighting benefits. By joining the campaign, SSE Enterprise will now be working alongside them to help power the switch to electric mobility.

 Kevin Welstead, EV Sector Director for SSE Enterprise, said: “Being part of the Go Ultra Low campaign is further proof of our serious ambitions to be a leading EV infrastructure provider. We are already a leading provider of EV infrastructure hubs for fleets, helping cities like London or Oxford to get rid of polluting vehicles. Consumer behaviour is key when it comes to EVs and helping the commercial sector to be part of the solution is crucial to clean up the air we breathe and achieve the national ambition of a net zero carbon target by 2050.”

 Poppy Welch, Head of Go Ultra Low, said: “With Go Ultra Low now welcoming energy companies to support the campaign, we are excited to be able to provide an even more comprehensive view of electric vehicle ownership. Companies, such as SSE Enterprise are already undertaking a wide range of activities to promote EV uptake, which will help to encourage others to unlock the potential benefits of making the switch to electric in their fleet. We look forward to working with SSE Enterprise to help organisations understand the benefits, cost savings and capabilities that electric vehicles offer.” 

SSE Enterprise recently announced it had secured funding for a cutting edge £5.2m (£3.4m grant funded) pilot scheme helping homeowners without off-road parking charge their electric vehicles (EVs) for a Park and Charge scheme in Oxford. 

It was also announced that SSE Group has joined The Climate Group's global EV100 initiative, which aims to garner corporate backing and make EVs 'the new normal' by 2030. This is another step for SSE on the road to a low carbon future by committing to electrifying its fleet and reducing its estate's carbon emissions. SSE currently operates the 7th largest fleet in the UK and under the terms of the EV100 initiative, will switch 3,500 of the businesses vehicles to electric, as well as installing additional charging points for its employees to use in various offices, depots, and other locations.