AVERE Welcomes the Decarbonisation of Corporate Fleets in the European Commission Working Plan.
AVERE strongly welcomes the European Commission’s commitment to addressing the decarbonisation of corporate fleets and invites the Commission to present a dedicated regulation to be delivered in 2023.
Corporate fleets today account for an estimated 63% of new vehicle sales in the EU. They drive, on average, 2.25 times more mileage than privately owned cars, thus accounting for a disproportionate share of emissions. Moreover, corporate cars often quickly enter the second-hand market and become private after 36-48 months.
They are, therefore, the main driver in bringing affordable second-hand EVs to the market, particularly in Eastern and Southeastern Member States, which, at this stage, remain at an earlier stage of EV market development.
Against this background, regulation is the most appropriate legal instrument: it will enable a harmonised and timely implementation across the bloc in a timeline leading up to 2030, allowing the EU to precede the planned 2035 de facto ICE phase-out. It will thus address the most polluting vehicles first, making EVs affordable earlier to consumers.
AVERE Secretary-General Philippe Vangeel said: “Supplementing the strengthened CO2 standards and the 2035 phase-out of internal combustion engines, the planned proposal on fleets is a win-win and no-regrets solution.
It will help carmakers by guaranteeing demand for their EVs, our climate by addressing the vehicles with the highest decarbonisation impact, and consumers by making affordable EVs available across the EU and stimulating a flourishing market for used cars.
We look forward to working with the Commission on how the proposal could be shaped and enforced in detail.”
AVERE (The European Association for Electromobility) is the European association that promotes electromobility and sustainable transport across Europe.
Our Members consist of Companies, Research Institutions, and National Associations supporting and encouraging the use of Electric Vehicles and electromobility across Europe. We currently have more than 50 active members, including from some of the most successful EV countries like Norway, France, The Netherlands and Belgium.
Within these Associations, there are more than 2.600 industry members, ranging from SME’s, OEM’s, and other companies with a commercial interest in electromobility and more than 150.000+ EV users.
You can download the factsheet for the AVERE’s Vision for 2050 here: https://www.avere.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/AVERE_VISION-FOR-2050_factsheet-V032021.pdf