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Fujitsu partners with Origin for EV trial in Australia
Tue, 30th Jan 2024

Fujitsu, the global digital transformation company, has announced an innovative electric vehicle (EV) trial with Origin, a leading Australian energy firm. This marks the commencement of Fujitsu's endeavour to establish a 100% zero emissions vehicle operational fleet by 2030.

The partnership involves Fujitsu signing up to Origin’s 360 EV Flex Plan as one of its launch customers, and leasing five vehicles across Victoria, New South Wales, and Queensland. This approach will enable Fujitsu to take advantage of the New South Wales Government's EV Fleet Incentive, aimed at encouraging organisations to move expeditiously towards electric vehicles and reduce emissions.

Richard Clifton-Smith, Sustainability Manager at Fujitsu ANZ, commented on the partnership, "Being an initial customer of Origin’s EV business subscription program speaks to our ongoing commitment to improving Fujitsu’s sustainability and environmental practices." Clifton-Smith underlined that sustainability is at the heart of Fujitsu's purpose. He stated, "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.”

Nicole Forrester, Vice President, Purpose, People & Culture, Fujitsu Asia Pacific, reiterated the company's dedication to integrating sustainability into its business practices, and its aim to build meaningful, sustainable business collaborations. Speaking on the partnership with Origin, Forrester said, "This innovative EV trial marks the beginning of our journey towards establishing a 100% zero emissions vehicle operational fleet by 2030.

"We are proud to reach another milestone in our Net Zero journey," she said.

The collaboration with Origin also resonates with Fujitsu's commitment to tackling climate change, identified as a top priority in Fujitsu's Climate and Energy Vision. Earlier this year, the company committed to expediting its plans by 20 years to achieve net-zero emissions across its operations by 2030 and across its entire value chain by 2040.

Chau Le, General Manager of eMobility at Origin, expressed her team's enthusiasm about supporting Fujitsu at the start of their electric vehicle journey. Le said, "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."

According to both ciompanies, this trial partnership signifies a milestone for both Fujitsu and Origin, as they navigate and identify best practices for effective EV adoption, supporting their shared goal of a greener future.