Schneider Electric aims for 100 per cent green fleet by 2030

MISSISSAUGA — Schneider Electric has joined The Climate Group’s EV100 initiative to launch a Green Fleet policy aiming to replace 100 per cent of its car fleet with electric vehicles by 2030.

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The announcement coincides with the launch of the 2020 Progress and Insights Annual Report, which shows demand for electric vehicles is on the up and that organizations are progressing fast towards their goals where models are available.

According to IPCC’s special report, global CO2 emissions need to be cut by 45 per cent by 2030 to limit climate change to 1.5°C globally. With this commitment Schneider Electric wishes to demonstrate that a rapid shift is achievable, while securing driver comfort and costs. By 2030, Schneider Electric plans to convert 14,000 company cars in over 50 countries to EV.

The company will also install EV charging infrastructure in its major offices and factories by 2030, with flagship sites showcasing EcoStruxure e-mobility architecture with microgrid technologies, asset management and new energy management systems.

“At Schneider Electric, we committed to net zero operational carbon emissions by 2030, in line with a 1.5°C science-based climate trajectory,” saidLeonid Mukhamedov, executive vice-president of global strategy at Schneider Electric. “Joining the EV100 initiative is a key step to deliver this ambition. Such a transformation allows us to embark thousands of our employees, customers, start-ups, together into a variety of innovations. We believe electricity is the future of mobility and we want to demonstrate that a rapid scale-up of EVs can be reached in 10 years. Schneider EcoStruxure’s unique end-to-end approach to eMobility infrastructure delivers comprehensive, seamless, scalable and cybersecure EV charging marketplace solutions for fleets and public places.”

Schneider Electric is a triple joiner of the Climate Group’s EP100, RE100 and EV100 initiatives, which are complementary transformations to cut emissions from operations to zero by 2030, in line with a 1.5°C climate trajectory.