The Zero Emission Vehicle Challenge, which was launched in July by the international Climate Group network and C40 cities has made some major steps: 26 additional states, cities, regions and companies have agreed to join the e-mobility effort.
The programmes presented by the initiative include everything from the full electrification of company fleets by 2030, up to cities who plan to solely purchase electric buses by 2025. The climate alliance now compromises a total of more than 60 members.
The newest members include the Basque region, Broward County (Florida), Catalonia and Navarra (Spain), Drenthe (Netherlands), Emilia Romagna and Lombardi (Italy), Quebec (Canada), Scotland (UK), Washington and California (USA), as well as the cities Birmingham, the Greater Manchester area, Honolulu, Medellin, Oslo, Oxford, Rotterdam, Santa Monica, Seoul, Tokyo, Warsaw and West Hollywood, and the companies Clif Bar and Delta Electronics.
As reported in July, the two international networks the Climate Group and C40 Cities had launched the Zero Emission Vehicle Challenge together to help accelerate the introduction of electrified vehicles. The first members included major cities New York, Paris, Los Angeles, London, Milan, Rome, Copenhagen and Mexico City, as well as the companies EDF Energy, LeasePlan and Unilever.