Data from Webfleet, a fleet management solution from manufacturing firm Bridgestone, reveals that fleets across Europe using electric vehicles (EVs) have seen reductions in carbon emissions of more than 15 tonnes per vehicle annually.
According to Webfleet, this represents a fuel saving of 5,665 litres per vehicle.
According to Department for Transport (DfT) figures from October 2022, in 2020 transport was responsible for producing 24% of the UK’s total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, which was more than any other sector.
“The decarbonisation of the transport sector sits at the very heart of our collective ambitions to tackle climate change,” said Beverley Wise, regional director for Bridgestone mobility solutions at Webfleet.
“Fleet businesses have been leading the charge in the transition from ICE to EV vehicles, and this data reinforces the impact they can have in helping to deliver a more sustainable future.”
“Although electrification is gathering pace, it remains, however, a significant change management undertaking.
“Dedicated fleet management solutions such as Webfleet can play an important role in supporting fleets as they target net zero.”
According to Webfleet, the CO2 savings shown in the Electrifying Data report emphasise how electrifying a fleet can have a significant environmental impact.
What’s more, the company reports that it saw a 300% increase in usage of its tool after fuel prices began rising in March 2022.
Webfleet’s EV fleet management solution was developed to help support businesses throughout the electrification process, including planning and the deployment of EVs, monitoring their usage and supporting firms with charging or other operational costs.