- Big names like Amazon, AT&T, Siemens are some of the companies joining the alliance
- The alliance will provide a platform for members to collaborate to identify challenges and potential solutions
Amazon, AT&T, Clif Bar, Consumers Energy, DHL, Direct Energy, Genentech, IKEA North America, LeasePlan, Lime, and Siemens have come together to form the Corporate Electric Vehicle Alliance. It is being led by Ceres. The alliance aims to push for expanded electric vehicle market and improved policy landscape.
Ceres said in an statement, “The Corporate Electric Vehicle Alliance will help member companies make and achieve bold commitments to fleet electrification, and is expected to boost the electric vehicle market by signaling the breadth and scale of corporate demand for electric vehicles – expanding the business case for the production of a more diverse array of electric vehicle models. It will also provide a platform to coordinate support for policies that enable fleet electrification.”
Adoption of supportive policies
The alliance will provide a platform for members to collaborate to identify challenges and potential solutions. It will also use corporate demand for the production of new and increased volumes of EV models and EV market growth and economies of scale. The alliance will also be used for the adoption of supportive policies and the removal of policy barriers and peer-to-peer learning with regard to industry best practices.
Kara Hurst, head of worldwide sustainability at Amazon said, “As part of The Climate Pledge, which includes the purchase of 100,000 Rivian electric delivery vans and a commitment to deliver 50 per cent of shipments with net-zero carbon by 2030, we are pursuing the highest standards in transportation sustainability. But we can’t get there alone. We lore looking forward to working with fellow Corporate Electric Vehicle Alliance members to share best practices to remove carbon emissions from our transportation business.”