EV100 fleets are now running more than 400,000 EVs worldwide, a new report shows.
The total reported number of EVs put on the road by businesses involved in Climate Group’s EV100 initiative increased 93% in the last 12 months – and members are on course to collectively transition to more than 5.75 million vehicles by 2030.
Its newly published Progress and Insights Report also shows that the EV100 network has already deployed more than 30,000 individual charging units across 72 markets globally, with commitments to install infrastructure at over 6,000 sites worldwide by the end of the decade.
However, the group continues to call for support from policymakers – in particular through clear phase-out dates for petrol and diesel vehicles and on measures such as zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) mandates and CO2 standards – which it says will help businesses to invest with more clarity and confidence in EVs as the future of road transport.
Founded in 2017, EV100 has grown from an initial grouping of ten businesses to a network of 127 EV firms spanning 100 global markets.
Sandra Roling, Director of Transport at 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.”