Amsterdam, Netherlands – January 26, 2023 – Data from Webfleet1, Bridgestone’s globally trusted fleet management solution, reveals that European fleets using EVs have cut their carbon emissions by more than 15 tonnes of CO2 per vehicle, per year.
Webfleet published this information in the first instalment of Electrifying Data, a series of reports that map the commercial EV opportunity in exclusive telematics data. The first report provides clear insights on the fuel and carbon emission reductions that are made possible via fleet electrification.
According to latest government figures, in 2020 transport was responsible for producing 24 per cent of the UK’s total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, the country’s largest emitting sector2. Furthermore, it was responsible for 33 per cent of nitrogen oxides (NOX) emissions and 14 per cent of particulates (PM2.5).
“The decarbonisation of the transport sector sits at the very heart of our collective ambitions to tackle climate change,” said Beverley Wise, Webfleet Regional Director for Bridgestone Mobility Solutions.
“Fleet businesses have been leading the charge in the transition from ICE to EV vehicles, and this data reinforces the impact they can have in helping to deliver a more sustainable future.
“Although electrification is gathering pace, it remains, however, a significant change management undertaking. Dedicated fleet management solutions such as Webfleet can play an important role in supporting fleets as they target net zero.”
Taco van der Leij, Vice President of Webfleet Europe added: “The significant CO2 savings shown in the Electrifying Data report emphasise how electrifying your fleet can have a significant environmental impact.
“In Webfleet, you can access the Fleet Electrification Report, a feature that shows clearly which of your vehicles could be replaced with an EV. Following the fuel price rises in March of last year, we saw a 300 per cent increase in usage of this tool. So, it’s clear the electrification of fleets is top of mind for many businesses.
“We want to show all fleets that making the move to electric mobility is a game-changer when it comes to transport decarbonisation.”
Webfleet’s EV fleet management solution is designed to help businesses at every step of the electrification journey, from planning the switch and deploying EVs to monitoring their usage, managing charging, reducing running costs and everything else that is needed to get the full value from going electric.
Webfleet is Bridgestone’s globally trusted fleet management solution. Over 60,000 businesses across the world use it to improve fleet efficiency, support drivers, boost safety, stay complaint and work more sustainably. For more than 20 years it has been empowering fleet managers with data-driven insights that help them optimise their operations.
Webfleet embraces Bridgestone Mobility Solutions’ mission to move the world towards a sustainable future with data-driven mobility solutions and contributes towards the delivery of The Bridgestone E8 Commitment. This broad, global corporate commitment clearly defines the value Bridgestone is promising to deliver to society, customers and future generations in eight focus areas; Energy, Ecology, Efficiency, Extension, Economy, Emotion, Ease and Empowerment. These provide a compass to guide strategic priorities, decision making and actions throughout every area of the business.
1 The findings are taken from Webfleet data during the first six months of 2022
Fuel reduction is calculated considering (a) in H1 2022, diesel cars and vans connected to Webfleet ran 3.0 billion mi and consumed 607 million litres of diesel and (b) in the same period, electric cars and vans connected to Webfleet ran 43 million mi. The outcomes are calculated based on how much fuel a diesel vehicle would consume traveling those 43 million mi. CO2 emissions reductions are calculated based on 1 litre of diesel fuel being used equalling 2.65kg of CO2 being emitted.
2 Transport and environment statistics, Department for Transport statistics, October 2022