Report 2021

Accelerating fleet electrification in Europe: When does reinventing the wheel make perfect sense?

We stand at the brink of an unprecedented evolution in the future of transport. In 2020, every 10th new passenger car sold in Europe was either a pure electric or a plug-in hybrid and landmark one million electric vehicles (EVs) were sold. This marked a decisive turning point in achieving 30%–40% EV sales volumes by 2030, putting Europe’s carbon-reduction targets within reach.

Environmental benefits are the ultimate reward, but there are prizes to be won for the first and fastest movers in the ecosystem that underpins e-mobility. Benefits would result both from delivering and accelerating the transition, reducing emissions, cutting costs of EV ownership and providing a much-improved EV-user experience.

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There are 5 key enablers accelerating e-mobility:

  • Cohesive regulation: What are the key regulatory measures to be taken at a European and national level to accelerate the rollout of EVs and their necessary infrastructure whilst tackling the bottlenecks that accompany the increase in demand?
  • Funding models: How can support schemes, funding mechanisms and regulatory frameworks accelerate and streamline the implementation of infrastructure for clean means of transport?
  • Supply chain: What opportunities for local battery manufacturers, renewable energy generators, job markets and customers are brought about by fleet electrification?
  • Physical infrastructure: How can increased cooperation between the authorities and grid and charge point operators lead to an optimal deployment of charging points and ensure a seamless driving experience?
  • Digital interface: Why are standard interoperability protocols, simplified authentication procedures, and efficient exchanges of data a must?

Europe’s vehicle fleets consist of 63 million cars, vans, buses and trucks, operated by private companies or public authorities. However, despite only representing 20% of the vehicle parc, they account for 40% of all kilometers travelled, and 50% of CO2 emissions from transport. Electrifying them would result in a win-win for climate as well as fleet owners. “Electrification of car fleets can be a real game changer. It comes with tangible reductions of total costs of ownership and CO2 emissions. So it is a good deal both for fleet owners and society at large.” – said Kristian Ruby, Secretary General of Eurelectric.

Press statement EVision 2021