The inaugural World EV Day (September 9th), being launched by ABB and Green.TV, will be a day of global e-mobility appreciation. Reaching out to current and prospective drivers of electric vehicles (EVs), World EV Day is designed to generate increased consumer awareness about the benefit of EVs, putting driving electric at the top of the agenda.
World EV Day will ask drivers to commit to an online pledge to make their next car an electric vehicle. This will be a tangible demonstration of how World EV Day will encourage recognition of the crucial role that electric vehicles play in driving forward sustainable transport.
This initiative will fuel wider adoption of EVs in Canada, which already is the 10th fastest adopter of EVs in the world according to EY. Overall EV sales surged by 32 percent, after the federal government announced a EV rebate program last year. Given the right incentives, Canadians are increasingly likely to shift to EVs and contribute to the nation’s efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions.
Frank Muehlon, Head of ABB’s global business for E-mobility Infrastructure Solutions commented: “As part of ABB Electrification’s Mission to Zero, we are committed to enabling a cleaner and greener society for all. World EV Day shines a spotlight on the need for greater electric vehicle uptake, and we hope this campaign will help to catalyze a global movement which will support a zero emission transport future.”
As a global leader in e-mobility, ABB is committed to driving innovation in the sector, supporting greater adoption of electric vehicles. ABB has unrivalled expertise in electrification, having sold more than 14,000 DC fast chargers across more than 80 countries. ABB recently received the Global E-mobility Leader 2019 award for its role in supporting the international adoption of sustainable transport solutions.
Ade Thomas, Founder of media company Green.TV said: “We want to ensure that World EV Day addresses the pressing issues of climate change and air quality, and we are asking everyone to commit to doing their bit for a sustainable future by driving electric”.
World EV Day will be working with other partners and leaders in the e-mobility sector to build an international e-mobility movement.
Additional partners include, Mahindra Electric Mobility, which manufactures electric vehicles and related technologies, Polestar, an electric vehicle manufacturer, SSE, one of the ‘big six’ energy companies in the UK, and NIO, a Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer.
To take the pledge please visit: www.worldevday.org/ev-pledge
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