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Corporates back electric vehicles

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A new corporate-led initiative to accelerate the transition to electric vehicles has been launched today at the start of international Climate Week in New York.

Ten global companies have signed up to the EV100 project – backed by The Climate Group – to change mindsets and make electric vehicles ‘the new normal’. The group will push businesses to ditch diesel and petrol and move their fleets to electric by 2030.

Helen Clarkson, Chief Executive Officer, The Climate Group, said: “EV100 will use companies’ collective global buying power and influence on employees and customers to build demand and cut costs. The members being announced today see the business logic in leading a faster transition and addressing local air quality issues in their markets. They are setting a competitive challenge to the auto industry to deliver more EVs, sooner and at lower cost.”

The first cohort of companies in EV100 are: Baidu, Deutsche Post DHL Group, Heathrow Airport, HP Inc., IKEA Group, LeasePlan, METRO AG, PG&E, Unilever, and Vattenfall.

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