To mark Transport Day at COP26, EV100 has welcomed seven new members who commit to electrify their combined fleets of over 250,000 vehicles by 2030.
EV100, Climate Group’s initiative to bring together companies committed to accelerating the transition to EVs, now includes UK-based companies M Group Services, operator of the fifth largest fleet in the UK, and construction services firm Kier.
Jo Gilroy, head of environment and sustainability, Kier, said: “We are proud to be joining EV100, alongside other likeminded organisations. This solidifies our commitment to have a fully electrified fleet by 2030, which is a commitment we have also made in our Carbon Reduction Plan. It also directly feeds into our Group’s purpose, to sustainably deliver infrastructure which is vital to the UK.”
Additionally, SK Networks from South Korea, Nichicon Corporation from Japan, and US-based Gilead Sciences Inc have joined, with Mack-Cali Realty Corporation and NRG Energy Inc also committing to 100% renewable electricity by 2025.
Through EV100 member commitments, over 5.4 million vehicles will convert to electric by 2030 and over 9,400 locations will see charging infrastructure installed – making it easier for both businesses and individual consumers to transition to electric.
These new EV100 members will also install charging stations across 140 locations for staff and customers use.
Sandra Roling, head of transport, Climate Group, added: “We are thrilled to celebrate COP26 Transport Day by welcoming these new members to EV100, who have made the bold commitment to electrify their fleets and deploy charging infrastructure by 2030.
“EV100, which continues to grow in reach and impact, is a powerful catalyst for electric transport and a vessel for crucial climate action from businesses. It’s encouraging that so many additional companies this year have recognised the vital role they have in tackling the climate crisis and the critical opportunity offered in transportation electrification.
“As COP26 progresses, we hope that the ambition and leadership shown by EV100 members is matched by world leaders. This is the Climate Decade, and it’s vital that business and government collaborate effectively for the world to limit global warming to 1.5°C.”