Monthly Archives: March 2017
China is the world’s largest market for electric vehicles. As the Chinese government continues to insist on expanding electric mobility, its impact on the global vehicle market cannot be overstated.
Feng An, Executive Director of the energy and transport Innovation center based in Los Angeles and Beijing, noted that today’s Chinese electric vehicle market consists largely of minibuses. Last year, China sold about 1.25 million electrified cars. The state significantly limits sales of cars with an internal combustion engine in China, but Chinese buyers can easily purchase electric vehicles. Continue reading
On 6 October 2018, the intergovernmental panel on climate change issued a special report to policymakers urging that, in order to avoid the most catastrophic consequences of climate change, we must reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 45% by 2030 and achieve zero emissions by 2075.
Integrated climate change mitigation requires active action in most sectors, particularly transport, which is the leading source of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States and needs reform.
Fortunately, improvements in technology have led to the development of electric vehicles that produce less than 25% of the greenhouse gas emissions from traditional vehicles, according to a report by the California air resources Council. Continue reading