According to data from Webfleet, Bridgestone’s fleet management system, European fleets using electric vehicle have reduced their carbon emissions by more than 15 tonnes of CO2 per vehicle, each year. This corresponds to a 5,665-litre fuel savings.

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This information was released in the inaugural instalment of Webfleet’s Electrifying Data, a series of publications mapping the commercial EV possibilities through telematics data. The first report includes detailed information on the fuel and carbon emission savings made attainable by fleet electrification.

According to the most recent official data, transportation was responsible for 24% of total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the UK in 2020, making it the country’s highest polluting industry. Furthermore, it was responsible for 33% of NOX emissions and 14% of particulate matter emissions (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.”

“The significant CO2 savings shown in the Electrifying Data report emphasise how electrifying your fleet can have a significant environmental impact.” added, Taco van der Leij, Vice President of Webfleet Europe. 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.”