John Sisk to invest €2.8m in over 100 electric vehicles

By Maurice Garvey

JOHN Sisk & Son has announced that it is about to invest some €2.8 million on more than 100 electric vehicles (EVs) for its company fleet over the next four years.

Located on the Naas Road close to the Red Cow Hotel, the company said it was “part of a company-wide drive to enhance energy efficiency”.

SISK compressor

John Sisk has offices on the Naas Road

The move is expected to yield savings of €450,000 annually, much of which will come from a reduction in expenditure on diesel fuel.

Sisk will also be able to deduct the full cost of the cars from its profits in the year of purchase, rather than claiming against tax over a period of eight years, due to the government-backed incentives.

Along with the investment in vehicles (which will include company car offerings to all employees who qualify), Sisk also said it will invest some €80,000 in installing fast-charging points at its offices and construction sites around the State.

Ian O’Connor, energy manager at Sisk, said: “This is an exciting initiative that showcases Sisk’s commitment to energy efficiency and carbon reduction.

More than a quarter of our current energy consumption is attributed to our fleet. The switch to electric cars and vans can significantly reduce this, so it is an obvious progression for our business.

“As a company, we are investing significantly in energy efficiency to improve the way we do business. EVs are just one of a number of initiatives we are rolling out as part of that commitment.

Our ambition is to make energy efficiency part of the business culture in Sisk and across the industry.

“It is our belief that implementing effective energy management will filter through to our subcontractors and supply chain, transforming the construction industry.”

Sisk has estimated that the EV car move will reduce its overall company emissions by 560 tonnes. By its own calculations, Sisk’s total corporate emissions come to 20,240 tonnes of CO2 equivalent.

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