It is proving to be a big month for advocates of Electric Vehicles (EV).

The Climate Group’s EV100 initiative, which seeks to make ‘electric transport the new normal by 2030’, welcomed four corporates to the platform today, at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP23), in Bonn.

Christopher Luxon, CEO of Air New Zealand, one of the new signatures, said: “At airports and on the roads, our EVs are literally driving a call to action for the business community to commit to more sustainable options. By investing in EVs, we’re helping to increase both supply and demand for electric transport and charging infrastructure – a move which will ultimately make EVs a mainstream sight in New Zealand.”

It follows the news earlier this month, that a host of major names in the car industry are collaborating to launch a new pan-European charging network for electric vehicles (EV).