Most of these emissions are the result of internal combustion engines from passenger cars and light-duty trucks.
Current estimates of vehicles on the road worldwide topped 1 billion around 2010 and the World Economic Forum suggests that this number will reach 2 billion by 2040. With the UN report noting that greenhouse gas emissions have doubled since 1980, raising the average global temperature by 0.7 degrees Celsius, the negative impacts are expected to increase over the coming decades.
Driving electric vehicles is one of the easiest changes we can make to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Scientific reports continually find that EVs are responsible for lower emissions over their lifetime, regardless of the electricity generation source or the country in which the car manufactured.
As the adoption of EVs increases and battery technology improves, the environmental benefits associated with EVs compared to petrol and diesel-powered cars will continue to widen.
The number of vehicle miles traveled by passenger cars and light-duty trucks has increased by 46% from 1990 to 2017
95% of the world's transportation energy comes from gasoline and diesel
Electric vehicles are responsible for lower emissions over their lifetime, regardless of the electricity generation source
Charge time is the last barrier remaining to owning an electric vehicle. Charging at home overnight isn’t always an option, and constantly breaking for an hour or more while on a road trip is incredibly inconvenient.
By enabling electric vehicles to charge as fast as it takes to fill up a tank of gas, we have the opportunity to change all of that. Join us in accelerating and broadening the deployment of electric vehicles, so that we can strengthen our environment together.