EV100 sets electrification example

Leading businesses are already operating over 400,000 electric vehicles (EVs) across the globe as part of Climate Group’s EV100 initiative, a new report has found.

The study revealed that EV uptake among EV100 members jumped 93% in the last 12 months and by 2030 EV100 businesses will collectively transition over 5.75 million vehicles to electric as part of their commitment to making electric transport the new normal.

Meanwhile, the EV100 network has already rolled out over 30,000 individual charging units across 72 markets worldwide, with commitments to install infrastructure at over 6,000 sites globally by the end of the decade.

Sandra Roling, director of transport of Climate Group, said: “In the fifth year of EV100, it’s fantastic to see how much we have grown together. It’s not just about committing to transition to EVs, it’s making it happen. Our members are taking action today to take polluting petrol and diesel vehicles off the road, almost doubling the number of EVs within their combined fleets in last 12 months. It’s great, too, to see them roll-out charging stations at their premises and invest in the wider infrastructure that will make electric road transport the new reality for all.”

She added: “To limit global temperature rises to no more than 1.5 degrees, far more vehicles need to switch to electric. To support this, charging infrastructure must be built out rapidly and manufacturers must expand the volume and variety of vehicles on the market. Governments need to provide clear direction in the form of phase-out dates, supported by measures such as ZEV mandates and CO2 standards.”