LeasePlan supports The Climate Group's EV100 initiative and sees electric vehicle fleets as the future

September 21, 2017

Along with founding partners LeasePlan, Unilever, IKEA Group, HP Inc., Metro AG, Deutsche Post DHL, PG&E, Baidu and Vattenfall, The Climate Group presented the worldwide e-mobility initiative EV100 during the UN General Assembly in New York. The initiative is committed to accelerating the transition to electric vehicles within companies and to ensuring the companies' own fleets are fully electric by 2030. LeasePlan, as the only founding member from the automotive industry, is going the extra mile by ensuring its own LeasePlan fleet will consist exclusively of electric cars by 2021. Tex Gunning, CEO of LeasePlan Corporation NV, sees this as an important step towards sustainable fleet management: "Electric vehicles are What's next. As a leading global fleet management provider, we are delighted to be working with some of the world's largest companies on speeding up and facilitating the switch to electric mobility. Over half of the cars on the road today belong to companies. Together we can have a significant impact!"

Sustainable fleet management

The commitment to EV100 is another cornerstone in LeasePlan's sustainability strategy. The fleet management provider has the ambitious goal of reducing the net emissions of all of the fleets it manages to zero by 2030, starting with its own company vehicles. "We will start the process of gradually converting our own fleet to electric cars in Switzerland this autumn. We intend to lead by example and encourage our customers to follow in our footsteps," confirms Nigel Storny, Managing Director at LeasePlan Switzerland. The demand for electric fleet solutions is also increasing in Switzerland: "More and more companies here are turning to electromobility. Electric cars are particularly popular in inner-city areas. We are convinced that this is a growing trend that will continue in the future," says Storny.

Click here for the video statement from CEO Tex Gunning on YouTube.

Further information about the initiative and the company is available in the LeasePlan Newsroom.

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