EV100 is a global initiative bringing together forward looking companies committed to accelerating the transition to electric vehicles (EVs) and making electric transport the new normal by 2030.

The transport sector is the fastest-growing contributor to climate change, accounting for 23% of global energy-related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Electric transport offers a major solution in cutting millions of tons of greenhouse gas emissions per year, as well as curbing transport related air and noise pollution.

With businesses owning over half of all registered vehicles on the road, it is crucial that companies lead the shift to electric vehicles. Through their investment, and influence on millions of staff and customers worldwide, they can address rising global transport emissions. They can also significantly enhance mass demand for electric vehicles. By setting out their future EV purchasing requirements on an ambitious timescale, companies can drive mass roll-out and make electric cars more rapidly affordable for everyone around the world.

To find out more, read the EV100 Progress and Insights Annual Report 2019.

  • Join the club

    Through EV100, companies can showcase their electric transport leadership, and help members to reduce electric vehicle investment costs through best practice sharing. The campaign drives engagement and dialogue between governments and other stakeholders to collaboratively address the remaining barriers to EV uptake and infrastructure roll-out.

    To join, companies are invited to make a public commitment to one or more of the following areas with a 2030 target date:

    • Integrating electric vehicles into directly owned or leased corporate fleets
    • Placing requirements in service contracts for electric vehicle usage
    • Supporting staff to use electric vehicles by installing charging infrastructure at all premises
    • Supporting electric vehicle uptake by customers by installing charging infrastructure at all premises

    EV100 applies to battery electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids/extended range (minimum 30 miles/50km electric) and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.

    For full details, or to request a joining form, please contact EV100@theclimategroup.org

  • How we work

    EV100 is part of a growing family of corporate leadership initiatives led by The Climate Group and is part of the We Mean Business coalition’s work to address the key components of a future-proofed, low carbon business model.

  • The business case

    The market for electric vehicles is rapidly expanding. In 2017, a new global sales record of over 1 million cars was reached. Over 4 million electric vehicles are now on the road worldwide.  

    EVs are becoming increasingly price competitive. Battery cost – one of the major price factors for EVs – have gone down by factor four since 2008. Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) has predicted that unsubsidized total cost of ownership (TCO) for battery electric vehicles will be less than for internal combustion engine vehicles by 2024.  

    Range anxiety is no longer an issue. An MIT study found that nearly 90% of vehicles on the road in the US could be replaced by EVs immediately without any loss of convenience in driving range.  

    OEMs are rapidly moving away from petrol and diesel. Over $90 billion of investments in electric vehicles has been announced by global automakers. According to BNEF, by 2021 there will be over 300 different EV models available, up from around 150 at the end of 2017.  

    Air quality legislation is expected to increasingly restrict polluting vehicles. A number of global cities such as London, Paris, Los Angeles, Seattle, Mexico City  and Tokyo, have already committed to creating zero emission areas by 2030. France and the UK will ban all new combustion-engine vehicles by 2040, while the Netherlands and Norway plan to do so by 2030 and 2025.  

    With the right applications, EV integration can already reduce running costs of fleets. A study in British Columbia concluded that by deploying EVs in the right places, fleets could save almost USD $2 million in lifetime cost.  

    Customer charging is good marketing.  A report by Deloitte finds that retailers increasingly partner with utilities to install EV charging on their parking lots. This is a low-investment opportunity to generate additional revenue as well to attract customers, improve public relations and implement corporate values and CSR targets.

    For more information on the business case for electric vehicles, please email tmaltese@theclimategroup.org.

  • Partnerships

    We would like to thank the members of our Technical Advisory Group, which helps to develop the technical aspects of the EV100 initiative and its commitments:

  • Members

    See the full list of EV100 members here.

  • Webinars

    The Climate Group offers a regular webinar series on the EV100 initiative. These interactive sessions give companies interested in EV leadership access to existing best practice and expertise, to support the development of their own electrification strategies.

    • See the full list of upcoming and past EV100 webinars here.

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