Celebrating World EV Day
Published on September 9th, 2020 | by Rhian Hawkings
Today is World EV Day! And here at Agility Fleet we are celebrating all things electric and environmentally friendly.
To celebrate World EV Day Fleet news have complied the latest top stories including the Government announcement of plans to accelerate EV uptake and the roll out of a new EV support service from the AA.
September 9, 2020 marks the inaugural year of an annual day of celebration of e-mobility.
World EV Day is global movement working towards accelerating the shift to sustainable transport worldwide, where drivers from more than 60 countries have made a commitment to transition to an EV.
Created by sustainability media agency Green.TV in partnership with ABB, World EV Day is a social media led digital event with the theme of ‘sustainable mobility’ for 2020.
Tarak Mehta, president of ABB Electrification, said: “Today marks an important milestone in the history of e-mobility with the world’s first EV Day. As headline partner, ABB is delighted to see so many individuals from around the globe taking positive action by signing the pledge.
“At ABB we are committed to inspiring drivers towards a sustainable electric future. As such we have launched an ABB fleet electrification pilot program, starting in the UK and with other countries including the Netherlands set to follow.”
The social media campaign focusses on raising awareness among consumers about the benefits of EVs and promoting the positive impact that driving electric can achieve, including reducing air and noise pollution.
Ade Thomas, founder of Green.TV, said: “With World EV Day, we are hopeful that we have helped energise and highlight the need to decarbonise transport and encourage everyone to look to electric as a way to continue to build prosperity, enable access and deliver a sustainable way of life.”
Founding partners include car manufacturers including Nissan, Jaguar Land Rover, Hyundai, and Polestar; energy companies including SSE Enterprise and ScottishPower; charging infrastructure companies including ubitricity, Pivot Power and NewMotion; and more.