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Efacec reinforces sustainability focus with EV100 fleet commitment

Portuguese e-mobility specialist Efacec has committed to convert its fleet to electric vehicles by 2030 while providing charge points for its workforce.

Efacec will switch its fleet to EVs by 2030 under the EV100 initiative

The firm has joined global giants such as AstraZeneca and LeasePlan, Ikea and Deutsche Post DHL Group who have also pledged to migrate their fleets to EVs and provide charging infrastructure under the EV100 initiative.

The brainchild of the Climate Group, the initiative is a key step towards preventing a 1.5ºC rise in temperature and achieving carbon neutrality.

Efacec is the 60th company to join the scheme as well as the first European EV charging manufacturer.

The business, which also operates in the engineering, procurement and construction sectors and as a  O&M service partner, is also encouraging its employees to embrace electric mobility by offering them preferential conditions for home chargers as well as access to charging points at all its relevant industrial sites.

Ângelo Ramalho, CEO of Efacec, said: “With forecasts predicting that, by 2050, 70% of the world’s population will live in urban areas, it is essential to create smarter cities and sustainable mobility solutions. We develop breakthrough fast and ultra-fast charging solutions that are leveraged by our Smart Digital eMobility management platform. Being at the forefront of technological innovation, Efacec is contributing to achieve carbon neutrality in its operations and with its partners, such as the Formula E team DS Techeetah. We are proud to be the first European EV charging manufacturer to join EV100 and one step further to chase together the electric dream.”

Sandra Roling, head of EV100, added: “We are excited to welcome Efacec as the 60th member of EV100. By joining this international leadership platform, Efacec demonstrates its commitment to electric transport not only through the charging technology it develops, but by walking the talk in its own operations. We hope their example will inspire many more companies to join us, in Portugal and around the world.”

Efacec has also signed up to the ‘Business Ambition for 1.5ºC’ Letter of Commitment, an initiative led by the United Nations Global Compact business sustainability initiative.

By joining the programme Efacec is committing to setting climate targets in its operations and value chains that are aligned with its ambition to limit global temperature rise to 1.5ºC above pre-industrial levels. This commitment involves halving greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 as well as achieving zero net emissions by 2050.

“There is no time to waste to minimize climate change’s effects. We need to gather efforts and develop good practices. This is why Efacec has taken a new step as a worldwide respected company, setting an example by joining a global initiative, and committing itself to contribute to the decarbonization of the economy. It is only with actual and convincing steps that companies can positively impact the society,” finished Ângelo Ramalho.

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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.