Set targets to electrify company car fleets, EU told

In this letter, 10 companies and organisations from the car leasing and e-mobility sectors call on the European Commission to require the electrification of company car fleets. The signatories include lease management company Leaseplan, Europe's e-mobility association Avere, power utilities association Eurelectric, and T&E.

The signatories ask Commission Vice-president Timmermans and Transport Commission Valean to propose a mandate for any company with a vehicle fleet size of 25 cars or more to purchase 50% of its fleet as zero-emission vehicles from 2025, and 100% by 2030. For vans and LCVs, any company with any fleet size should need to purchase 50% of its fleet as ZEVs from 2025, and 100% by 2030. These mandates could be set through new EU legislation. The letter comes ahead of the launch of the Commission's Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy in December.