Tesco has announced that it’s joining the EV100 campaign, a group of 86 businesses, committed to switching over 4.8 million vehicles across the world to zero emissions and annually reporting on their progress.
By making the switch to electric vehicles (EVs), the retailer aims to help tackle climate change and improve air quality in towns and cities. It is also expected that this initiative will help drive the costs of EVs down and spur the development of a new clean industry contributing to a green recovery.
Giles Bolton, Responsible Sourcing Director, Tesco, said: “We are delighted to become signatories of the EV100 campaign, which brings together both our commitment to transition to 100% electric vans, and our plan to install EV chargers for Tesco customers and colleagues all over the UK. The electrification of transport is crucial to becoming a zero carbon business by 2035 in the UK and 2050 globally, and we will need collaboration across industry and government through the likes of EV100 in order to overcome the barriers to transition together.”
Find out how to join the Race to Zero here.