The Climate Group – EV100 initiative is making a difference

In its report, ‘EV100 Progress and Insights Report: The EV revolution is here’, the nonprofit Climate Group says that members of its EV100 initiative now operate 169,000 electric vehicles – more than double that in 2019.

Members of EV100 include An Post, Australian Post and Deutsche Post DHL. By 2030, the Climate Group say that companies worldwide have committed to owning or leasing at least 4.8 million EVs in their fleets.

As well as buying or leasing EVs, the companies involved have been building in infrastructure for their fleets – in 2021, some 6500 locations will have charge points installed, a 103% increase on last year.

Sandra Roling, Head of Transport at the Climate Group, said “Corporate uptake of electric vehicles is on a roll. Despite the uncertainty of 2020, the business community has made remarkable progress in transitioning its fleets. The EV revolution is underway.

“With the UN climate conference COP26 due in Glasgow at the end of the year, 2021 is the year of climate action. We need businesses to lead from the front. Now is the time for every company with a fleet or an employee car scheme to join EV100 and commit to going electric.”