OVO, Rentokil Initial and Tarmac among firms signing up to EV100 initiative today

Through this commitment, the businesses have committed to switching their transport fleets to electric models by 2030

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Five major companies have today joined the Climate Group’s global EV100 initiative to boost electric vehicle (EV) expansion and adoption.

Through this commitment, the businesses have pledged to switch their fleets to electric models by 2030, slash greenhouse gas emissions from transport and curb toxic air pollution.

Energy supplier OVO has committed to transitioning its fleet and installing charging infrastructure at its premises to support EV uptake among its employees, while business services provider Rentokil Initial has vowed to transition its fleets in the UK and Europe to EVs.

Salary Sacrifice vehicle provider Tusker, construction solutions company Tarmac and Vehicle subscription service Drover have also joined the initiative.

Helen Clarkson, CEO of The Climate Group, said: “We are delighted to welcome these leading British businesses to EV100, demonstrating the collective will for ambitious EV policies and the need for this demand to be met by manufacturers.

“As the UK looks ahead to hosting COP26 in 2021, corporate support for the transition to electric vehicles is more important than ever. Major companies signing up to EV100 send a strong demand signal to the UK government that British business is ready to accelerate the clean energy transition.”