EV fleets reduce carbon emissions by more than '15 tonnes per vehicle, per year'
Fleets using electric vehicles (EVs) have cut carbon emissions by more than 15 tonnes of CO2 per vehicle, per year. That’s according to data from Webfleet, Bridgestone’s fleet management solution. The saving equates to a fuel saving of 5,665 litres. Webfleet published the information in the first instalment of Electrifying Data, a series of reports that map the commercial EV opportunity in exclusive telematics data. The first report provides insights on the fuel and carbon emission reductions that are made possible via fleet electrification. Beverly Wise, Webfleet regional director for Bridgestone Mobility Solutions, said: “The decarbonisation of the transport sector sits at the very heart of our collective ambitions to tackle climate change. “Fleet businesses have been leading the charge in the transition from ICE to EV vehicles, and this data reinforces the impact they can have in helping to deliver a more sustainable future. “Although electrification is gathering pace, it remains, however, a significant change management undertaking. Dedicated fleet management solutions such as Webfleet can play an important role in supporting fleets as they target net zero.” According to latest government figures, in 2020, transport was responsible for producing 24% of the UK’s total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, the country’s largest emitting sector.