ALD Automotive | LeasePlan has published the latest edition of its Fleet Sustainability Ranking by Industry report, revealing that the industry with the most sustainable fleet is Technology, followed by Financial & Professional Services and Energy & Chemicals.
ALD Automotive | LeasePlan’s report is a comprehensive analysis of eight industry fleets (Technology, Financial & Professional Services, Energy & Chemicals, Industrial, Automotive, Consumer Goods, Construction and Healthcare & Pharma) across 22 European countries. The ranking is based on four factors: the share of diesel, the share of battery electric vehicles (BEVs), the share of hybrids, and the average grams of CO2 emissions per km.
It is the third year in a row that the Technology sector has topped the list. This is down to it having the lowest average CO2 emissions and the lowest share of diesel in fleet, combined with the second-highest share of BEVs, hybrids and PHEVs.
Across every industry, the adoption of BEV has more than doubled over the past two years. In the Energy & Chemicals industry, which has the highest share of BEVs, one in four vehicles (27.2%) is now fully electric.
Meanwhile, the share of PHEVs and hybrids has mostly flattened across all industries, and diesel share has halved.
Average CO2 emissions have also dropped across all industries. The largest decrease is seen in our top-ranking industries, with the Technology industry going from an average of 110 grams/km in 2020 to 83 grams/km in 2022. Even the industry that came last in the ranking (Healthcare & Pharma) has decreased, going from 117.6 grams/km in 2020 to 102.2 grams/km in 2022.
The 2023 Industry Fleet Sustainability Ranking is:
- Financial & Professional Services
- Energy & Chemicals
- Consumer Goods
- Healthcare & Pharma
Alfonso Martinez (pictured), UK Managing Director at ALD | LeasePlan, said: “It’s encouraging to see such healthy progress being made across Europe as businesses come together to tackle the climate crisis and industry-related carbon emissions. I would particularly like to commend those working within the Technology Industry for stepping onto the global stage as a leading player in decarbonising fleet emissions through EV adoption.
“As an EV100 founding member, ALD Automotive | LeasePlan is committed to accelerating the rollout of electric driving across all industries. It is our mission to support all fleet-operating businesses with their transition towards more sustainable mobility solutions. We hope that by shining a spotlight on all the hard work that’s taken place over the past two years within our industries, we can inspire every business to commit to more ambitious progress in the name of our precious planet.”