Climate Group initiative driving EV transition

Corporations within the Climate Group’s EV100 initiative have so far switched more than 630,000 cars and vans to electric models.

EV100 has grown from a group of 10 companies six years ago to 128 organisations committed to being fully electric by 2030.

According to its Charging the EV Transition report, more than 231,000 vehicles were switched in the last 12 months alone, up 57% from the previous year, while 35,000 EV chargers at 3,442 locations have since been installed, 5,000 of these within the last year.

EV100 members are committed to running 5.45 million EVs by 2030, but has urged more governmental support for electrification.

Sandra Roling, director of transport, Climate Group, said: “Businesses continue to lead the EV charge. Year on year, we’re seeing more ambition and it’s translating into real change, with more EVs deployed in the last 12 months by EV100 members than across any other.

“Yet there’s more work to be done to make the transition truly global, despite our network spanning 71 countries already. We’re seeing ambition rapidly translate into action in leading countries where the right policy context has been created. But companies still face challenges in less advanced markets where EVs are difficult to obtain and charging infrastructure is lacking.”