Report outlines actions needed to accelerate EV charging deployment
A new World Business Council for Sustainable Development report has highlighted key business and policy actions that can improve the case for sustainable EV charging infrastructure implementation.
On 10 November 2021 at COP26, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) launched a new report outlining the cross-sectoral actions that are needed to accelerate the deployment of efficient electric vehicle (EV) fleets and sustainable charging infrastructure.
Developed in collaboration with Arcadis, Arval BNP Paribas Group, Eaton, EDP, Enel X, Lanxess, Mercedes-Benz AG, Microsoft, National Grid and Nederlandse Spoorwegen, the report helps businesses and policymakers understand where to invest and how to act to bridge the infrastructure gap.
The uptake of EVs is growing globally, but the current deployment pace of sustainable and inclusive charging infrastructure is insufficient to support the expected number of 350 million electric light-duty vehicles on the roads by 2030. To reach the 1.5° goal of the Paris Agreement, there is a need to rapidly increase the speed and scale of investments in charging infrastructure.