Global Climate Change Mitigation Potential from a Transition to Electric Vehicles


International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT)
Nic Lutsey
2 December 2015

This report addresses that, while many governments have announced climate change mitigation commitments to reduce their carbon emissions in the 2025-2035 timeframe, the commitments tend not to have detailed sector-specific, technology-specific commitments. The paper describes the leading electric vehicle markets of China, Europe and the United States to investigate the potential for electric vehicles to contribute towards climate goals.