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Good practices in CP: 26. Electrification of the car fleet (GRUPA EKOPRO)

Written By Polski Ruch Czystszej Produkcji on czwartek, 27 października 2022 | 09:15


Good practices and investments related to Cleaner Production

Example No. 26
Electrification of the car fleet

GRUPA EKOPRO Sp. z o.o. sp. k., Zielona Góra

Industry branch: environmental protection, consulting
Main services: consulting and environmental services

Resources in question:

  • Fossil fuels
  • Electrical enery
Pollution, waste in question:
  • Emissions into the atmosphere
Cost (implementation of good practice): High
(approx. PLN 590,000 – the cost of purchasing 2 hybrid and 1 electric car)

Description of the problem:
The company's activities involve frequent trips by individual transport to customers throughout Poland and, among others, to Germany. The company's problem, therefore, was its high-emission car fleet, originally based on 3 diesel and gasoline cars of varying capacities. The goal of the measures taken was to reduce the company's carbon footprint and improve the company in terms of its economy, image and marketing.
Applied solution:

As part of the Cleaner Production Project, 2 hybrid cars were purchased: HEV (Hybrid Electric Vehicle) and PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) as well as electric car BEV (Battery Electric Hybrid) powered in part (on-site, in-plant) by the company's own RES installation, i.e. 10 kWp photovoltaic panels. Previously used cars have been sold.
By operating its own fleet of cars, the company had accurate data on the combustion and mileage of different types of cars. The relatively constant operating conditions made it possible to reliably assess and compare the appropriateness of the two solutions, both in the economic and ecological terms.

Obtained benefits and effects of the implementation:

  • Calculations made with the following assumptions: a PHEV charged from the grid, HEVs with their own energy recuperation, and a BEV charged from its own RES installation:
    • reduction in CO2 emissions per 100 km by about 16% (about 2 kg less CO2 per 100 km on average).
    • reduction of transportation costs by about PLN 21,000 per year. Each 100 km driven in the electric-hybrid option is cheaper for the company by an average of about PLN 20. The payback period was estimated at about 3 years.
  • Unfortunately, the calculations also show that as the share of charging an electric car from a grid powered by electricity produced mainly from fossil fuels increases, the environmental effect of the difference in CO2 emissions may be lower. Therefore a lot depends on the sources from which the electricity drawn by the cars comes.
  • Promoting electric and hybrid transportation and improving the environmental awareness of the company's stakeholders.
  • Support for the EU's low-carbon economy, which aims to reduce harmful emissions from transportation, which may be particularly evident in areas of larger cities.
  • Less noise (outside and inside the car), which translates into improved driving comfort for employees, among other things.

  • Report on the Cleaner Production Project No. 49.799, developed within the framework of the Cleaner Production Academy at Grupa EKOPRO Sp. z o.o. Sp.k.: "Electrification of the car fleet"
  • Materials (including photos) submitted by Grupa EKOPRO Sp. z o.o. Sp.k.

Polish version:

This material has been subsidized by the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management. The Polish Cleaner Production Movement Association is solely responsible for its content.


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