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Global company commits 5.5 million vehicles to electricity-Green Fleet

Already, over 209,000 EVs are used throughout the EV100 fleet, and members have installed over 20,000 charging points in 3,100 locations around the world.

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By the end of 2030, key companies have committed more than 5.5 million vehicles to electricity and avoided 86 million tonnes of CO2, according to a new report released on March 23.

All of these global companies, including AstraZeneca, EDF Group and HP Inc., are committed to bringing electrical transport to a new normal by 2030 through the global initiative EV100, an international non-profit climate group. Part of a strong membership.

Progress and insight report for the newly released 2022 EV100 Shows that more than 209,000 electric vehicles have already been installed on vehicle-wide roads and more than 20,000 charging points have been installed in 3,100 locations in 74 markets.

EV100 members are demonstrating increasing momentum to reach the fleet’s electrification goals as companies prepare globally to achieve NetZero’s key commitments across the economy.

The report also lists the three biggest barriers companies face towards the adoption of high-volume electric vehicles (EVs): the lack of reliable charging infrastructure, the high upfront costs of EVs, and the market. Emphasizes vehicle type restrictions.

The report emphasizes that 78% of EV100 members believe that support policies from state, local and city governments are essential to create an appropriate political climate for systematic change. ..

Clear and confident investment in EV transitions in the form of strong policy support, especially in the form of internal combustion engine (ICE) phasing out dates and zero emission vehicle (ZEV) obligations. Direction setting is required.

Sandra Rolling, Head of Transportation at The Climate Group, said in the release: We need their ambitions to be united by a wider range of governments, automakers, and businesses around the world. To make the EV transition even faster, we need to limit global temperature rise to less than 1.5 degrees Celsius. Building a charging infrastructure, manufacturers need to expand production to provide a wider variety of EVs. The government also needs to provide a clear direction in the form of phasing out dates and ZEV obligations. “

The report highlights these important achievements in the international market.

EU: The EU-wide commitment now exceeds 215,000, of which 30,300 are already in operation. Fifty-six percent of EV100 members with fleets across the EU say infrastructure charging is an important issue.

France: Members have committed more than 50,000 vehicles to electricity so far. EDF has seen the largest increase in EV adoption in 1,950 vehicles over the past year. 67% of the members who own cars in France show that the cost of capital for EVs is still a major barrier to major progress and that the market needs to be further scaled.

England: The UK leads with 90,000, the largest number of committed corporate vehicles. The UK is also leading with committed charging locations at nearly 1,000 sites. Despite the long-term positive spread of EVs in the UK, continued efforts are needed to maintain the UK’s world-leading position. For example, 82% of UK-based members say the lack of charging infrastructure is a “significant” or “very important barrier” to increasing EV adoption in the UK.

We: EV100 members are committed to more than 2 million companies and leased vehicles, which already operate more than 32,000 EVs nationwide.

India: The India-based EV100 company plans to purchase at least 40,000 EVs in 2022. This is a huge demand signal from members to manufacturers and governments across the country. However, in order to realize these ambitions, our members have made it clear that supportive policies are needed. Seventy-five percent of members who own vehicles in India say that the uncertain and underdeveloped policy outlook for EVs is affecting confidence in the transition.

You can download the full report here.

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