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Leading businesses boost their electric car fleets to 630,000 EVs globally


A new report released this month by EV100’s ‘Charging the EV Transition’ has revealed that leading global businesses are boosting international demand for electric vehicles (EVs) by switching over 630,000 cars and vans to electric across 71 global markets 

The corporations are part of Climate Group’s EV100 initiative, which aims to drive the demand for EVs by getting some of the biggest fleet owners in the world to commit to the transition. 

The report outlines that over the last 12 months, 231,000 vehicles were switched to EVs, a jump of 57% from last year, showing that the 128 EV100 members continue to match their ambition with action. 

In a further sign of commitment to the future of road transport as electric, members of the corporate initiative have installed over 35,000 EV charge points at 3,442 different locations worldwide, with 5,000 coming online in the last year alone. This means over half of charging units the businesses have committed to installing are already operational. 

EV100 members have committed to the use of 5.45 million EVs by 2030. To meet the scale and speed of their demand, Climate Group urges automakers to increase the variety and availability of affordable EVs for company fleets. 

Now in its sixth year, EV100 has grown from an initial group of 10 businesses in 2017 to a group of 128 EV pioneers, continually raising their ambition on the way to going fully electric by 2030. 


“Businesses continue to lead the EV charge. Year on year, we’re seeing more ambition and it’s translating into real change, with more EVs deployed in the last 12 months by EV100 members than across any other,” said Sandra Roling, Director of Transport, Climate Group.

“Yet there’s more work to be done to make the transition truly global, despite our network spanning 71 countries already. We’re seeing ambition rapidly translate into action in leading countries where the right policy context has been created. But companies still face challenges in less advanced markets where EVs are difficult to obtain and charging infrastructure is lacking.” 


IKEA EV delivery van on charge

EV100 has grown from an initial group of 10 businesses in 2017 to a group of 128 EV pioneers

"We strongly believe that switching to zero-emission deliveries is key to meet our customers’ needs as well as creating healthier and more sustainable communities," said Karen Pflug, Chief Sustainability Officer, Ingka Group (IKEA).

" As we move towards our aim for all home deliveries to be made by zero-emission vehicles by 2025, we’re not only reducing emissions in our own operations, but partnering with organisations like EV100 to drive innovation, leadership, and advocate for change to accelerate the broader transition to zero-emission transport. "

The full report can be viewed here