If you’re new to EV ownership, you may be unaware that World EV day is even a thing. Electric vehicles continue to divide opinion and they still have a way to go before they become universally embraced. That being said, in the last 12 months, the number of EVs on roads across the globe has more than doubled.
However, if you’re reading this, we will hazard a guess that if you’re not already an EV owner you are at the very least curious about this developing technology and open to making the move to more sustainable mobility.
In this blog, we’ll cover the main principles of World EV Day, what it stands to achieve, the key companies and businesses that put their weight behind it and, most importantly, how you can get involved.
What is world EV day?
World EV day is an annual event and global movement that celebrates the electric vehicle industry and its potential to help reduce harmful emissions from transportation. Automotive industry giants such as Autotrader, Shell and Renault are all voicing their support for the initiative by becoming partners in some capacity and, together, the movement is helping pave the way towards a green future in transport.
World EV Day assists its partners in creating digital-based campaigns or provides the tools and necessary guidance for them to work on their own projects.
An important milestone for World EV Day was made this year, when it was acknowledged in the UK Parliament and endorsed by the White House’s top climate change advisor, Ali Zaidi. As well as encouraging consumers to adopt electric mobility with the purchase of an electric car, World EV day also directs its messages, initiatives and pleas to businesses within the motor industry or companies who rely on vehicular transport to deliver their services. These combined efforts are causing a shift and re-assessment of how business in the motor industry is conducted.
In 2022, World EV day focussed on understanding the hesitancy some people have around electric vehicles and collecting granular detail around what is holding back the progression of electric cars in terms of them being considered a fully viable alternative to petrol and diesel vehicles.
You can read all of the insightful findings here.
Who is World EV day for?
World EV day is for everyone! Whether you’re someone who’s already made the switch to zero tailpipe emissions, a company looking to increase sustainability or a petrol vehicle driver looking to learn more about the benefits of electric cars, the World EV Day initiative encourages everyone to take part and join the journey towards an electric future.
When is World EV day?
The event takes place on the same day around the world, typically in September or October.
To keep up to date with future dates, announcements and news from the EV world, be sure to connect with World EV day via their website or social media channels.
Who takes part in World Electric Vehicle day?
As we briefly touched on, World EV day is a global initiative that’s endorsed and supported by numerous businesses, charities and organisations.
Businesses such as Autotrader, BP Chargemaster, Nissan, OVO Energy, Pod Point and Renault are among the list of high-profile companies who have put their backing behind World EV day and are helping to lead the way in terms of sustainable transport.
Charities, campaigners and organisations such as The Climate Group, Go Ultra Low, Plug In Adventures and Transport for London have also lent their support to World EV day and are helping to raise awareness of the benefits that electric vehicles can bring both environmentally and socially.
World EV day also has an impressive roster of partners, including:
- Shell Recharge
- Renault Trucks
- Land Rover
World EV day is a global movement with a reach of over 2 billion people.
How to get involved with WEVD
You can find out more and get involved with WEVD by visiting the World EV day website.
Here you will be kept up to date with all of the latest innovations and progress that the movement is making and even arrange EV meetups of your own.
You can also stay in the loop by connecting with them on their social media channels.
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