A new analysis has revealed that European fleets using electric vehicles (EVs) have cut their carbon emissions by more than 15 tonnes of CO2 per vehicle, per year.

Pulished by Webfleet, Bridgestone’s fleet management solution, also found that this CO2 saving equates to a fuel saving of 5,665 litres.

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.

According to latest Government figures, in 2020 transport was responsible for producing 24% of the UK’s total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, the country’s largest emitting sector. Furthermore, it was responsible for 33% of nitrogen oxides (NOX) emissions and 14% 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.’