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Fujitsu announces new EV fleet with Origin

Fujitsu will use Origin’s EV platform to trial a zero-emissions future in its fleet

Digital transformation company Fujitsu has announced a new partnership with Australian energy company Origin to introduce electric vehicles to Fujitsu’s fleet.

As part of the engagement, Origin will help implement an EV trial to Fujitsu’s operational fleet of vehicles, with the strategic relationship fuelling Fujitsu’s vision and journey towards achieving carbon neutrality by 2030.

The partnership has resulted in Fujitsu signing up to Origin’s 360 EV Flex Plan as a launch customer, with the brand to lease five vehicles across Victoria, NSW and Queensland to leverage the flexibility and cost effectiveness offered by the subscription model.

The learnings from the trial will then be used to inform Fujitsu’s transition plan in line with its net zero commitments.

A key part of the new deal is that it will allow Fujitsu to access the NSW government EV fleet incentive that’s designed to encourage organisations to accelerate their shift to EVs and reduce emissions.

“Being an initial customer of Origin’s EV business subscription program speaks to our ongoing commitment to improving Fujitsu’s sustainability and environmental practices,” Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand sustainability manager Richard Clifton-Smith says.

“With sustainability at the core of our purpose at Fujitsu, we prioritise making our own operations more sustainable and working with our customers, partners and suppliers to help them solve their own sustainability challenges.

“Our engineers will be taking these EVs on the road to our customers’ sites to provide field support services. We are proud to support more sustainable technologies like electric vehicles, to help minimise the carbon footprint of the services we provide to our customers.”

Responding to climate change is a top priority for Fujitsu, as outlined by the Fujitsu Climate and Energy Vision. Earlier this year, Fujitsu announced its commitment to accelerating its plans by 20 years to achieve net zero emissions across its operations by 2030 and its entire value chain by 2040.

Origin general manager of e-mobility Chau Le says its 360 EV team is delighted to be supporting Fujitsu in its EV journey.

“Our team is committed to simplifying the transition to cleaner mobility for businesses by providing end-to-end solutions with a range of flexibility to suit different needs,” Le says.

“We look forward to embarking on this trial with Fujitsu and making this initial EV adoption as seamless and easy as possible for them, as they explore the best ways to fully electrify their fleet in the future.”

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