EV100 Launched to Fast-Track Adoption of Electric Vehicles

 

Today saw the launch of EV100, an initiative among big-name companies to increase the adoption of electric vehicles.

Similar to RE100 and EP100, EV100 focuses on helping businesses commit to various 100% targets that will help the environment and decrease a business’ carbon footprint. Launched in partnership with The Climate Group, EV100 consists of founding companies:

  • Baidu
  • Deutsche Post DHL Group
  • Heathrow Airport
  • HP Inc.
  • IKEA Group
  • LeasePlan
  • METRO AG
  • PG&E
  • Unilever
  • Vattenfall

According to cleantechnica.com, where RE100 seeks to accelerate the adoption of 100% renewable energy targets, and EP100 aims to increase the number of companies doubling their energy productivity, EV100 is looking to bring together companies committed to accelerating the transition to electric vehicles (EVs).

Companies joining EV100 make a public commitment to fast-track EV uptake in one or more of the following four commitment areas by 2030:

  1. Integrating electric vehicles directly into owned or leased corporate fleets
  2. Placing requirements in service contracts for electric vehicle usage
  3. Supporting staff to use electric vehicles (by installing workplace charging infrastructure)
  4. Supporting electric vehicle uptake by customers (by installing customer charging infrastructure)

According to theclimategroup.com, EV100 is being launched at a time when the transport sector is the fastest-growing global contributor to climate change, with businesses owning a significant portion of all registered vehicles on the roads. EV100 will draw on business leadership to accelerate the shift to electric transport and help to make electric vehicles “the new normal” by 2030.

Switching to electric vehicles may soon be cheaper than gas-powered cars. According to a Bloomberg report published in June, energy efficient, battery-powered cars will, by 2025, be cheaper to buy than conventional, gasoline-powered cars.

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