LeasePlan published an open letter urging European Commission policymakers to implement 1 million charging stations by 2025 to meet the demand of electric driving in the country.
The fleet management company published the letter along with The We Mean Business coalition and Arcadis ahead of the UN Climate Change Summit in New York, according to LeasePlan. It follows the follows the publication of LeasePlan’s new EV Charging Index, which reveals an urgent need for investment in public charging infrastructure.
“One of the simplest ways we can tackle climate change and improve air quality in Europe is to make the switch to zero-emission mobility. 21% of carbon dioxide emissions in the EU come from road transportation, while particulate matter from internal combustion engine vehicles are a significant source of urban air pollution,” said Tex Gunning, CEO of LeasePlan.
LeasePlan has committed itself to achieving net zero tailpipe emissions from its total fleet by 2030. LeasePlan is also a founding partner of The Climate Group’s EV100 initiative, launched around the UN General Assembly in September 2017.