Accelerate the transition to electro-mobility
To accelerate the transition to electro-mobility by leveraging the role corporate demand can play in driving EV uptake and roll-out of charging infrastructure.
Companies joining EV100 make an individual commitment to transition their fleets to electric vehicles and/or install charging infrastructure at their relevant premises by 2030.
They can choose to make their commitment in one or more of four areas: directly controlled fleets (owned/leased), service provider contracts, workplace charging, and customer charging.
Partners and Signatories
EV100 is supported by We Mean Business, Climate Works Foundation and Heising Simons Foundation.
Launched in September 2017 during Climate Week NYC, EV100 currently (Nov 2018) counts 26 members from a wide range of geographies and sectors such as, for example Bank of America, Deutsche Post DHL, EDF Group, HP Inc, IKEA Group, LeasePlan, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) and the State Bank of India.
The initiative will continuously grow and welcome further joiners. For a full list of participating companies, see www.theclimategroup.org/ev100-members.
In driving corporate EV uptake, EV100 also works closely with national and regional engagement partners such as Ceres (US) and the Japan Climate Leaders Partnership (Japan).
Relevance to advance the Paris Agreement goals
- Commitment actions will lead to direct transport emissions reductions as internal combustion engine vehicles are replaced by electric vehicles, and build early market demand for vehicles.
- The collective corporate action will also drive the transition to electric-mobility in the broader market: The forward-looking demand signal from companies drives market supply and gives political support to legislators.
- Corporate action also positions electro-mobility as a new mainstream solution to the general public, and makes it easier for staff and customers to make a personal transition.
Activities of the Initiative
Outreach and coalition building:
- EV100 is building a broad coalition of major global companies all making the public commitment to drive EV uptake in their own operations as outlined above. The initiative will continue to grow and build a critical mass of business EV leadership.
- EV100 members are actively engaging in a regular webinar series and other peer learning opportunities, such as EV leadership roundtables and discussions, to share experiences and benefit from existing knowledge as they work to achieve their commitments.
- A key aspect of the campaign’s development is the public profiling of members. Through the example of participating companies, EV100 is demonstrating the growing business case for electro-mobility to a broad range of stakeholders including other businesses, policy makers and the general public.
Policy-making and implementations:
- EV100 is building a unified voice from businesses on EV demand. Working closely with policy leaders, for example The Climate Group’s Under2 Coalition and the CEM EVI’s EV30@30 initiative, it will develop active dialogue between business and government about the framework conditions required to drive EV uptake.
Monitoring and reporting:
- EV100 monitors its members’ progress in an annual reporting cycle that holds individual companies to account as well as allows the campaign to present an overarching picture of progress on corporate EV leadership and the related opportunities and challenges. The first EV100 annual report will be published in early 2019.
Initiative website: www.theclimategroup.org/project/ev100
For updates on EV100 activities, webinars, reports and events: www.theclimategroup.org/subscribe
Sandra Roling, Head of EV100, The Climate Group: firstname.lastname@example.org