Prologis, a global leader in logistics real estate, has today joined Climate Group’s EV100+ initiative.
The US-based logistics firm joins five other globally recognised businesses - IKEA, Unilever, JSW Steel Limited, A.P. Moller - Maersk and Geopost – that have committed to switching the heaviest vehicles in their fleet to zero emission by 2040 at the latest.
Prologis has committed to achieving net zero emission across its value chain by 2040. They’re helping companies transition their fleets, and with 1.2 billion square feet of floor space across 19 countries, will install heavy trucking charging infrastructure across its estate as part of its EV100+ commitment.
Prologis Mobility was charging one in five (22%) of registered Class 8 EV trucks in the state of California.
Launched last year at Climate Week NYC, EV100+ works with leading global businesses to transition their fleets to zero emission, with commitments to switch over 90,000 of the heaviest, dirtiest trucks on the road to zero emission already.
While accounting for just 4% of all vehicles globally, trucks account for 40% of all road transport emissions and a third of total transport fuel use. These vehicles alone produced over 5% of total global CO2 emissions in 2019 – greater than the aviation and shipping industries combined – with the figure predicted to increase to over 11% by 2050 if steps to decarbonize are not taken.
To even have a chance of achieving the objectives of the Paris Agreement, heavy-duty road transport must be completely decarbonized by 2040, Climate Group said.
Sandra Roling, Director of Transport, Climate Group comments:
“We’re thrilled to welcome Prologis to our EV100+ initiative. They’re showing fantastic leadership alongside our existing members, who all recognize that we need to decarbonize the heaviest trucks on our road to clean up our air and meet our objectives under the Paris Agreement.
“It’s not just about businesses purchasing electric trucks and getting them on the road – without the rollout of fast charging infrastructure to power them, the trucks won’t get very far. That’s what’s so exciting about Prologis’ commitment to installing these stations across their estate for businesses to take advantage of, and it will help make the transition possible.
“It’s fantastic, too, that they’ve joined just in time for Climate Week NYC, and the expansion of such an ambitious initiative is a cause for celebration as EV100+ reaches its one-year anniversary.”
Henrik Holland, Global Head of Prologis Mobility, adds:
“Prologis is investing and innovating to reach our net zero commitment and support our customers in their sustainability goals. Building charging infrastructure is key to reducing truck-related emissions, and given our global scale, we’re well-positioned to help accelerate it. We’re pleased to join these global brands that share our vision for a cleaner, electrified future."