Leading companies join global electric vehicle campaign


Global leading companies have joined the EV30@30 campaign, which aims to speed up the deployment of electric vehicles and target at least 30% new electric vehicle sales by 2030.

The companies that have joined the campaign are ChargePoint, Enel X, E.On, Fortum, Iberdrola, the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance and Vattenfall.

The expanded membership will strengthen the collective and coordinated approach to meeting the EV30@30 objectives.

Also joining the campaign is the UK alongside existing members namely Canada, China, Finland, France, India, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden.

The addition of companies active on the electric mobility front is also a milestone for the initiative, which was started last year by the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM).

It represents a major step forward in the campaign’s multi-stakeholder approach and reflects the reality of the electric mobility transition that is taking place on the ground.

About the EV30@30 campaign

The EV30@30 campaign is organised by the CEM-Electric Vehicles Initiative (EVI), coordinated by the International Energy Agency (IEA).

The campaign was launched during the 8th Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM8), held in Beijing in June 2017. Read more: India scaling up local EV battery production

According to the IEA, since its launch, the EV30@30 campaign has succeeded in bringing together over 30 leading cities from 12 countries on the topic of urban electrification via the Pilot City Programme.

This initiative acknowledges that cities are running at the forefront of the electric mobility transition and intends to demonstrate how local- and national-level cooperation brings about more successful and sensible policies.

“The Paris Climate Agreement of 2015 gives a boost to the ambitions of the Netherlands in e-mobility, the transition to renewable energy and business opportunities in the field of charging infrastructure and the automotive sector. It’s our goal to have 100% of all newly registered cars in 2030 being zero-emission cars,” said Stientje van Veldhoven, State Secretary for Infrastructure and Water Management, The Netherlands.

Global EV stock

The campaign supports the market for 2-3 wheelers, electric passenger cars, light commercial vans, buses and trucks (including battery-electric, plug-in hybrid, and fuel cell vehicle types).

It also works towards the deployment of charging infrastructure to supply sufficient power to the vehicles deployed.

In 2017, the global electric car stock reached more than 3 million vehicles, after growing exponentially for the last ten years, according to the latest Global EV Outlook report.

The campaign also aims to foster cooperation among many stakeholders on electric mobility to exchange experiences and deliver the quality capacity building to policymakers and other electric mobility stakeholders in EVI countries and beyond.

“With a large number of vehicles on the road registered to companies, we know business has an instrumental role to play in driving the transition to electric transport. The Climate Group’s EV100 initiative brings together leading companies choosing electric vehicles for their fleets and installing charging infrastructure at their premises by 2030,” said Helen Clarkson, CEO of Climate Group.

“Governments and businesses must take action together, joining forces in a shared ambition for electric transport and sending a clear market signal to accelerate a roll-out of electric vehicles,” Clarkson added.

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Originally posted on ESI-Africa.com