BT and Eon have pledged to electrify their fleets by 2030. The two are among a number of companies that have signed up to the EV100 initiative, joining the likes of EDF, Heathrow Airport, Ikea, Unilever and Vattenfall.
The Climate Group, which oversees the RE100 where business pledge to buy renewable power, is behind the EV100 programme.
CEO Helen Clarkson said the economic opportunities presented by electrification are “vast” and emphasised that “every major company and government should be switching to electric transport”. Doing so, she added, “will channel investment into smarter energy infrastructure”.
BT Group has a fleet of around 34,000 vehicles. It has committed to switch to EVs where it is technically and economically possible. Where it is not, it will aim to deploy other low emission vehicles.
Energy company Eon said it will switch its entire fleet to EVs and install charging infrastructure at 100 offices. The company is already building out an EV charging network across Europe. Head of e-mobility Andreas Pfeiffer said Eon will “invest heavily” to support business customers switch their fleets to EVs.
See the list of EV100 members here.