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27 Sep 2016

“Electric Mobility: Opportunities for climate protection in Europe”

Institute for Applied Ecology

Electric cars can significantly reduce CO2 emissions and air pollutants in Europe, but only if they are powered predominantly by renewable – rather than fossil-fuelled – electricity, according to a study by the Institute of Applied Ecology (Öko-Institut) and Transport & Mobility Leuven on behalf of the European Environment Agency (EEA). “If the share of electric mobility in passenger road transport increases to 80 percent by 2050, the CO2 emissions of the passenger road transport sector in Europe can be reduced by up to 84 percent compared to 2010,” according to a press release. Electric mobility could consume 4 to 5 percent of Europe’s electricity by 2030, and around 10 percent by 2050, according to the study.

Find the press release in English here.

For more on renewable transport, read the CLEW dossier The energy transition and Germany’s transport sector.

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