EDF first French firm to join EV100 to electrify fleet
EDF wants to convert its entire fleet to electric vehicles comes 2030. It is the first French company to make that pledge through the EV100 initiative.
France’s largest utility Électricité de France (EDF) is the first French company to pledge to electrify the entire fleet through the EV100 campaign. This includes all EDF vehicles, not only those in France.
EV100 had been set-up this September and calls on multinational companies to switch to electric transport from 2030. The founding members are Deutsche Post DHL, Vattenfall, Baidu, Ikea, Metro, NP, LeasePlan, PG&E, Unilever, and Heathrow Airport in London.
For EDF, electrifying its fleet fits into its wider push for electric mobility. The utility is already active in the charging infrastructure market via its business unit Sodetrel.
The latter has been working to install fast-charging stations on French motorways with the Corri-Door project. Started in 2016, the network spans more than 3,000 stations in France alone by now and EDF stated 50 percent growth in the sector globally (we reported) .