Why is fleet mobility vital to the wider climate conversation?
Without urgent action, global emissions from transport are on track to double by 2050. However, as it stands, COP27’s agenda only has a short section allocated to the sector. If we’re to reach zero-emission targets by 2035, transport must be at the forefront of climate conversations.
Often policy – including transport policy – is not looked at holistically in conversations around the energy transition. The entire rollout of zero-emission targets depends on a safe and resilient grid, supported by infrastructure that can mitigate the impact of EVs on local networks.
Fortunately, there are solutions. Smart charging means EVs can charge when electricity demand is lower, reducing the need for costly grid upgrades while also lowering energy bills. At MHC Mobility, we work in partnership with our customers to ensure that fleet solutions are implemented at a pace that works for them and the local area, helping organisations reach net zero targets in a sustainable way. By focusing efforts on electrifying transport in Europe, we can mitigate more than 70% of mobility CO2 urban emissions and remove 50% of city air pollution – while also providing transport solutions that are more cost effective and efficient for all.
At MHC Mobility, we registered 8.2% more EVs than the market in August and are almost 20% ahead in our EV order pipeline, highlighting our essential work with forward-thinking businesses who are looking to go green. Moving forward, it’s now crucial that adequate charging infrastructure, smart charging, and building cities around a carbon-free design are all a key focus of conversations such as COP27 and beyond.
So, why is fleet mobility so crucial?
In Europe, two-thirds of new vehicles are bought for company fleets, meaning the role of business in driving the EV market is essential. Here at MHC Mobility, we’ve partnered with carbon neutral energy providers such as Eneco in the Netherlands to offer sustainable solutions to our fleet customers, ensuring EVs can be charged quickly and safely, using 100% green electricity. Ultimately, this positive trend towards electrification can only be sustained if transport – and critically, fleet mobility – becomes a central focus of climate conversation. The mobility industry won’t be able to achieve this by itself; we need governments and local authorities to invest in infrastructure and local transport. As COP27 closes this month, the biggest hurdle now remains the transition from talk to action.
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