This Clean Air Day (20 June 2019) Helen Clarkson, CEO of international non-profit The Climate Grouphighlights the vital role that business can play in leading the switch to EVs and significantly cutting air pollution:
“Electric vehicles provide a key solution in cutting air pollution globally. With businesses running over half of all new vehicles on the road*, it is critical they make the switch to EVs, and play their part in bringing down emissions and cleaning up our air.
“There are big opportunities for companies taking action – from savings on fuel and maintenance to helping future proof operations as low emissions zones are introduced globally – EVs make business sense. Investing in the switch outweighs any upfront cost.
“Already through our global EV initiative EV100, members are electrifying over two million vehicles globally. Through their investment, and influence on millions of staff and customers worldwide, businesses can significantly enhance demand. This Clean Air Day, we are calling on them to join us in helping make EVs the new normal.”
Clean Air Day is the UK’s largest air pollution campaign and is co-ordinated by the charity Global Action Plan. Each year hundreds of events take place across the country to raise awareness of how air pollution affects health and what can be done to tackle it.