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ABB to electrify global fleet by 2030

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Technology firm ABB has committed to electrify its worldwide vehicle fleet by 2030.

ABB has pledged for its global fleet to go fully electric under the EV100 initiative run by the Climate Group

The business runs more than 10,000 vehicles globally and has pledged for them to go fully electric under the EV100 initiative run by the Climate Group.

The commitment furthers its existing pledges; ABB in Sweden has already started to convert its around 700 company cars to all-electric vehicles, while ABB in the UK announced last year that the company will be transitioning its over 500 company cars to an all-electric fleet by 2025.

ABB has also said it will source 100% renewable electricity by 2030 and establish energy efficiency targets and continue deploying energy management systems at the company’s sites, in line with two other Climate Group initiatives. Already today, more than 100 ABB sites are covered by externally certified or self-declared energy management systems.

As part of its Sustainability Strategy, the company has also joined the Business Ambition for 1.5°C Campaign, a global coalition of UN agencies, business and industry leaders, led by the UNGC.

“At ABB, we want to lead by example across our own operations and the confirmation that our ambitious targets are now scientifically verified is an important milestone for the company,” said Theodor Swedjemark, chief communications and sustainability officer. “We believe that the combination of technology and empowered people is key to reducing emissions and avoiding the further heating of our planet.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. Natalie edits all the Fleet World websites and newsletters, and loves to hear about any latest industry news - or gossip.