LeasePlan has become a founding partner of the Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Challenge, which aims to accelerate the uptake of electric vehicles (EVs).
The global coalition, organised by The Climate Group and C40, aims to bring together states, regions, cities, businesses and NGOs to send a clear signal to the automotive industry of the increasing demand for EVs.
Partners will also develop and advocate policies and solutions that will spark mass adoption of EVs.
Tex Gunning, CEO of LeasePlan, said: “Although we’re seeing the appetite for EVs rise every day, the vehicles, infrastructure or policies to meet this demand aren’t there yet.
"We’re therefore delighted to join the global ZEV Challenge and work with the industry to make zero emission mobility a reality.
"Starting electric can be one of the easiest ways to tackle climate change, but only if everyone rises to the ZEV Challenge.”
As part of the coalition, LeasePlan has committed to using its policy influence and customer relationships to accelerate the adoption of EVs among some of the world’s largest businesses.
With 1.8 million vehicles on the road, LeasePlan is taking a leadership role in the transition from the internal combustion engine to alternative power trains, targeting net zero emissions by 2030.
The company also aims to transition its employee fleet to electric vehicles by 2021.