Climate Action

Tarmac is going all electric in Birmingham


“Using electric vehicles in Birmingham will help to reduce noise pollution as they are quieter than conventional vehicles. The carbon dioxide produced will also be reduced, helping to create cleaner streets and making the city centre a better place for local residents, pedestrians, and cyclists.”

Stuart Thomas, Traffic Management National Operations Manager

In 2020, Tarmac committed to upgrading our 2,000-strong fleet of corporate cars and vans to EVs by 2030, as well as installing EV charging points and infrastructure in key business locations across the country.

As part of our pledge to the EV100 global initiative and our ongoing commitment to sustainability and achieving net zero carbon, we’ve partnered with Birmingham City Council to trial our first suite of electric vehicles (EVs).

Tarmac EVs will be used to maintain the A34 Perry Barr Junction improvement scheme and will work alongside other traffic measures implemented by the council which include pop-up cycle routes across the city.

Stuart Thomas, Traffic Management National Operations Manager, said: “We’re fully committed to supporting the UK’s ambition of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 and have been proactive in making significant changes to our business and product portfolio for many years.”

The proximity of the Tarmac Perry Barr scheme to Birmingham city centre makes it an ideal match to use electric vehicles as charging points are already available at the site compound and across the city.