We set up an EV100 EU Policy Working Group in 2020 to provide a forum for discussion on how we can, with our members, support policies that accelerate the EV transition across the EU.
Call on EU to maintain 2035 ICE ban
In March 2023, 47 businesses signed our letter urging the EU not to overturn a ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2035, following pressure from a number of Member States.
Letter on the deployment of publicly accessible charging infrastructure
March 2023 - Ahead of the next trilogue meeting on Alternative Fuels Infrastructures Regulation (Afir), 17 companies and organisations are calling for ambitious targets in the deployment of publicly accessible charging infrastructures for both light-duty and heavy-duty vehicles.
Businesses are ready to lead the transition to electric vehicles. Confidence in adequate infrastructure provisions is crucial to their ability to move forward at pace and scale.
We sincerely hope that negotiating parties will support the targets for light-duty vehicles as proposed by the European Parliament's position and for heavy-duty vehicles in line with the most ambitious scenario in the European Commission's impact assessment.
Call to the European Commission ahead of decision on company car electrification
In February 2023, we signed a letter alongside EV100 members that called for the European Commission to put in place measures that accelerate the shift to electric fleets.
Call to the European Commission for a 2035 deadline for zero emission trucks in the EU
In December 2022 alongside industry partners, we sent a letter to the European Commission signed by a broad coalition of 45 internationally recognised companies including Siemens, Unilever and Maersk. We called on the Commission to ensure all new freight trucks to be zero emission by 2035, with a limited exception for vocational trucks.
European environmental, health and consumer groups urge Commission to make all new trucks zero emission by 2035
In November 2022, EV100+ teamed up with other NGOs to ask the European Commission to make all new trucks zero emission by 2035.
Call to end the sale of combustion engine vehicles by 2035 and rejecting all attempts to exempt vehicles running on e-fuels
In October 2022, EV100 co-signed a letter to reject exempting vehicles with combustion engines running on e-fuels after the 2035 cut-off date.
The letter also had the support of ECOS, Iberdrola, ChargePoint, EVBOX, Volvo, UFE, FPPE, Vattenfall, Eurelectric, Greenway, ECI, Arrival, and Allego.
Call for a target for all new urban bus sales to be zero emission from 2027
In October 2022, EV100 co-signed an industry letter calling on the Commission to propose a target for all new urban bus sales to be zero emission from 2027.
The letter had over 30 other signatories including cities Barcelona and Paris.
Open industry call to members of the European Parliament and EU Governments on Fit for 55 Package
In May 2022, in partnership with Transport & Environment we called for EU Parliament and Member state support for the Commissions proposed EU-wide phase-out date for the sales for new internal combustion engine (ICE) passenger cars and vans by no later than 2035. 13 EV100 members supported the call, including An Post, Currys, Danfoss, EDP Grundfos, Iberdrola, LeasePlan, Novo Nordisk, Solar Group, Tesco, Unilever, Vattenfall and Zurich.
EV100 letter to MEPs
In December 2021, EV100 with the support of 12 members wrote to key policymakers in European Parliament to call for the ambition of the European Commission's Fit for 55 Package proposals to be maintained and strengthened in several areas. This includes maintaining the 2035 phase out date for ICE vehicles and including ambitious interim targets, as well as strengthening the proposals on charging infrastructure. This letter was signed by An Post, Currys, Danfoss, Delta Electronics, Grundfos, Iberdrola, Ingka Group (IKEA), LeasePlan, Novo Nordisk, Unilever, Vattenfall and Zurich.
EV100 letter to EU Commissioners on Fit for 55 Package
In May 2021, EV100 with the support of 10 EV100 members sent a letter to EU Commissioners to call for ambitious electric vehicle legislation as part of the Fit for 55 Package. As part of this letter, we advocated for: strengthened CO2 emission performance standards aligned with a phase-out date of new ICE vehicles for no later than 2035; revision of the Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Directive to support greater charging infrastructure deployment; exclusion of road transport from the EU Emissions Trading Scheme; among other policy recommendations. This letter was signed and supported by Energias de Portugal (EDP), E.ON, Iberdrola, Ingka Group (IKEA), LeasePlan, Lime, Novo Nordisk, Tesco, Unilever and Vattenfall.
You can read our initial response to the release of the Fit for 55% Package here.
2035 ICE phaseout campaign
In April 2021, we joined other industry bodies to call for an EU-wide phase-out date for the sales for new internal combustion engine (ICE) passenger cars and vans by no later than 2035. 9 EV100 members also supported the call, including Coca-Cola Europacific Partners, Iberdrola, Ingka Group, LeasePlan, Lime, METRO AG, Novo Nordisk, Sky Group and Vattenfall.