Global Climate Change Mitigation Potential from a Transition to Electric Vehicles

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Source:
International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT)
Authors:
Nic Lutsey
Date:
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.