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NEVS takes a leading role as member of 2030 Secretariat to drive climate change

News   •   Mar 12, 2020 10:30 UTC

The growing pressure of city traffic has well demonstrated that the ultimate goal shall be to reduce the total number of vehicles on road.

NEVS is proud to announce its partnership with the Swedish 2030 Secretariat, a Swedish non-profit organization with aims to drive collaboration to achieve the country’s emission reduction goal for the transport sector – minus 70 percent CO2 by 2030. 

NEVS is taking part in the work to enhance Behavioral Change group increasing awareness towards shared mobility. 

One concrete agenda this year is to help companies with green initiatives gain necessary governmental support to resolve blockers in their business development.

“Our vision in shaping mobility for a more sustainable future is a critical foundation for our business. We have over the years devoted much effort in developing technical solutions and business models which aim for resolving the environmental footprint. We look forward to sharing both knowledge and lessons learnt with 2030 Secretariat and collaborating with the other members to drive the change needed”, Says Anna Haupt, VP of Mobility Solutions at NEVS.

NEVS believes that to resolve the environmental footprint, the automotive industry needs a systematic change. The transition to a non-fossil fuel transport solution is urgent, and the business model that solely relies on the sales of vehicles should also be reviewed. The growing pressure of city traffic has well demonstrated that the ultimate goal shall be to reduce the total number of vehicles on road. Self-driving vehicles and the mobility service will therefore be key components of NEVS future offering.

“Decarbonizing the transport sector is a huge challenge, and can only be done by a broad approach working with low-and-zero emission fuels, new vehicle technology and, most importantly, behavioral change. By working together, different technologies together, we can have an impact. Sweden’s progress in achieving the 2030 goal will also set us a role model that inspires the whole world,” Jakob Lagercrantz, CEO of 2030 Secretariat commented.

About NEVS

NEVS was founded in 2012 with a unique combination of Swedish engineering heritage and Chinese entrepreneurship from the green energy sector. We developed new energy vehicles as well as the business platform to operate as a mobility service provider. Our vision of shaping mobility to create a more sustainable future is our north star guiding everything we do. Our business is aimed at individuals looking for smarter, greener transport choices and cities developing more efficient infrastructures. NEVS’ main research and development facilities are in Trollhättan, Sweden with over 800 employees.

About the 2030 secretariat

By 2030, the climate impact of Sweden’s transport sector should be 70 percent lower than in 2010. This goal is in line with the target of a fossil free vehicle fleet, the basis on which the Swedish 2030 Secretariat was founded in 2013, the same day that the government commission on fossil fuel independence was presented. 2030 Secretariat has over 70 partners from the industry, municipalities, trade organizations, NGOs and academia working with new energy alternatives, more efficient vehicles and changed behavior.