Distributed Energy Resources - February 2, 2022
Iron Mountain to Transition to EVs by 2030
Iron Mountain has committed to transitioning 100% of company cars and 50% of vans to EVs by 2030, as part of EV100. As an initial step, the company has committed to converting 10% of its worldwide fleet to EV by 2025.
Iron Mountain has added an order for an additional 25 fully electric vans. These additional 25 vans will be placed in London, Germany, The Netherlands, and in North America, initially serving customers in California, Pennsylvania, and Illinois.
The storage and information management services company operates a worldwide fleet of over 5,000 cars, vans, and trucks and joined the Climate Group’s EV100 initiative and reached key milestones in electrifying its global vehicle fleet and plans to reach its Climate Pledge commitment to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2040.
“As part of RE100, Iron Mountain committed to 100% renewable electricity worldwide. We have already achieved 80% from initiatives, including powering our data centers entirely with renewable energy,” said William Meaney, CEO of Iron Mountain in a statement. "Joining the EV100 advances that commitment and furthers our goal to reach net-zero emissions. We’ve already reduced our absolute greenhouse gas emissions by 60% since 2016 and electrifying our global fleet will accelerate that while allowing us to continue to secure a sustainable future for our customers.”
Iron Mountain began the electrification of its fleet a few years ago with 24 EV vans in the U.K. and continental Europe.
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