The 2021 fleet sustainability ranking by industry

Every year we look at fleets in 9 industries across 24 European countries to see how well the perform when it comes to their fleet CO2 emissions and share of hybrids, diesel and battery electric vehicles in fleet. Below are some key insights from this year’s report and you can download the full report.

Key findings from this year’s report

The technology industry is this year’s best performer, with an improvement of 4 points compared to last year. This industry shows a strong decline in diesel, a large share of BEVs and the highest share of hybrids compared to the other industries.

BEV increase trend continues but hybrids are making a comeback. There has been a renewed push for hybrid vehicles in all industries due to the CO2 thresholds set by the European Union for car manufacturers in 2020

There’s been a decrease in CO2 across almost all industries. This is due to the increase in BEVs and hybrids. The energy & chemical and financial & professional services industries have the lowest CO2emissions due to their high share of BEVs.

The three industries showing the most willingness to change their fleet composition and work towards low average fleet CO2 emissions are the technology, energy & chemicals and financial & professional services. These industries score consistently high on all fleet ranking criteria.

We look at four, equally weighted indicators to come to a score:

  1. Lowest share of diesel vehicles
  2. Highest share of battery electric vehicles (BEVs)
  3. Highest share of plug-in hybrids & mild hybrids
  4. Lowest average CO2 emissions

Each industry is given a score from 1-10 for each indicator. In this case the lower the score the better. The best possible score an industry could receive is a 4 and while none of the industries are there yet they’re getting closer every year.

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