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49% of UK business believe fleets will be fully electric by 2030

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UK businesses are “more committed” to taking action on sustainability as a new report by Edie reveals that 49% of business fleets will be fully EV by 2030.

As part of Edie’s Mission Possible campaign, produced in association with E.ON, a 44-page report has been released to empower and inspire business to achieve a sustainable future.

Key findings include: 

  • 5% are now more committed to taking action on sustainability than they were 12 months ago
  • The majority are either ‘extremely confident’ (25.5%) or ‘fairly confident’ (39.5%) they would continue to make sustainability progress if environmental regulations were removed
  • 37% are actively planning to make a commitment to eliminate all avoidable plastic waste ‘in the near future’
  • 49% believe their vehicle fleet will be fully electric by 2030
  • 5% believe their buildings will be ‘net-zero carbon’ before 2050
  • 83% would be willing to join a new movement that helps businesses to achieve a sustainable future

Forum for the Future’s founder and director Jonathan Porritt said: “Despite the fact that more and more companies are committed to doing more around a broadly-defined sustainability agenda, levels of trust in the business community are still stubbornly bumping along at a very low level, and the progress made to date on a host of big-picture sustainability challenges remains woefully short of what is needed.

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“The message behind Mission Possible is clear: embrace ‘the fierce urgency of now’ in going much further, and much faster, to help build a genuinely sustainable world.”

It includes the findings of an extensive survey of 200 sustainability, energy and resource professionals about their drivers, challenges and opportunities related to the five Mission Possible campaign pillars: energy, resources, infrastructure, mobility and business leadership.

The Mission Possible: 2018 report can be downloaded for free 

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