Welcome to Face the Facts – the new current affairs podcast from DNV GL Talks Energy, where the world’s leading energy experts share their insights on the most important global news stories about the energy transition.
Electric Vehicles: Closing the emissions gap
The electric car industry is growing, with half of all light vehicle sales worldwide expected to be electric by 2032.
But how close are we to an electric future and what impact will it have on the wider fight against climate change?
In this last episode of the series, Lucy Craig, Vice President of Technology and Innovation at DNV GL – Energy, looks at the not-too-distant electric future, the benefits and challenges of large-scale electric vehicle adoption and what this means for renewable energy generation moving forwards.
While recent news revealed that combined European sales of both battery and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles totalled 259,000 in the first six months of 2019, growth is also being seen in developing countries. For example, India recently announced a new policy to foster greater demand for electric vehicles in a bid to reduce traffic congestion and air pollution, particularly in urban centres.
But with some markets more forward-thinking than others, what infrastructure is required to close the gap on electric vehicles and support the transition to zero emissions? It’s time to face the facts.