Amazon, DHL and other major companies have joined Ceres’ Corporate Electric Vehicle Alliance, which aims to boost the adoption of electric vehicles.
The purpose of the Alliance is to signal corporate demand for EVs, and to help member companies co-ordinate support and develop best practises and policies.
“With companies controlling more than half the vehicles on the road in the USA today, they have a tremendous role to play in leading the transition to electric vehicles, both in terms of electrifying their own fleets and in leveraging their buying power to send a strong market signal to auto makers and policymakers alike,” said Sue Reid, Ceres’ VP of climate and energy.
Amazon cited the Alliance as an important part of their Climate Pledge to reach net-zero carbon emissions for 50% of shipments by 2030.
DHL’s own interim target ahead of the Paris Agreement’s 2050 deadline is to use green vehicles for 70% of first and last mile operations by 2025.