World EV Day 2023

Amey accelerates the adoption of ultra low emission vehicles to reach key Transport Scotland milestone

Today, Saturday 9th September 2023, marks World EV Day, a global event asking businesses, policymakers, and individuals how they will drive change to support the shift to a decarbonised society. Amey South-West Trunk Roads are celebrating the eMobility movement by announcing that 63.8% of their car and van fleet (under 3.5 tonnes) is now comprised of ultra low emission vehicles. This figure means that not only has a key fleet milestone been reached 20 months ahead of schedule on the 8-year trunk road network maintenance contract for Transport Scotland, but it also exceeds the 50% target set for 2025.  

In August 2023, Amey South-West Trunk Roads made a significant investment of £497,000 in their EV fleet by welcoming 13 electric Volkswagen ID.3 vehicles. The vehicles, with a mileage range between 250 and 270 miles, are used by highways supervisors delivering key operational services across South-West Scotland and signal Amey’s commitment to accelerating the adoption of ULEVs on their journey to net-zero.


Since the commencement of the trunk road maintenance contract in August 2020 EVs in the South-West fleet have completed 75,455 miles, making carbon savings of 27tCO2e compared to their fossil fuel burning equivalents. These carbon savings will only increase as Amey has adopted an “EV First” policy, where electric vehicles will always be the first option for all new company cars. 

Minister for Transport Fiona Hyslop said: 

“It’s great to see our operating companies play their part when it comes to the adoption of electric vehicles in their fleets. 

“I congratulate Amey on reaching this key milestone well ahead of schedule and look forward to the company continuing to invest in electric vehicles and infrastructure in the future.” 

Amey’s pledge to support our clients with energy transition and sustainable infrastructure solutions has been bolstered by a substantial EV charging point installation at Transport Scotland’s Polmadie depot in Glasgow. The site now boasts 26 AC and 2 DC charging points with Amey’s Ayr depot in South Ayrshire earmarked for the next phase of EV infrastructure improvements. These installations are fundamental in future proofing fleet and plant to maintain Scotland’s South-West Trunk Roads. 



Novuna Vehicle Solutions, leasing partner of Amey and a leader in sustainable fleet management, are working in tandem to rapidly transform Amey’s 4,000+ strong fleet of cars, vans, and HGVs towards electrification. 

Jon Lawes, Managing Director of Novuna Vehicle Solutions, said: “As pioneers in electrification, we’re delighted to be partnering with Amey at every stage of their electrification journey to meet their sustainability targets, transforming their fleet to net zero.” 

“This unparalleled strategy positions Novuna Vehicle Solutions and Amey at the forefront of sustainable business practices, demonstrating comprehensive, individualised solutions for fleet electrification and decarbonisation.” 

“We’re looking forward to cementing our established relationship with Amey as their switch to greener mobility continues to gather pace, including supporting their bespoke depot charging infrastructure requirements fundamental to their business activity,” added Lawes.