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Electric vehicles are not enough to reduce emissions

Why Electric Vehicles are Not Enough to Reduce Emissions

Electric vehicles are proclaimed as the key to reduce carbon emissions in the transport sector.

However, while EVs do have the potential to significantly reduce emissions, there is another way to reduce emissions: Energy efficiency

Background on the Climate Crisis

Cover of the book "The Economics of Climate Change: The Stern Review". Written by Nicholas Stern

Back in 2006, ‘The Economics of Climate Change: The Stern Review’ was published. The report concluded that the benefits of strong and early action, far outweigh the economic costs of not acting.

Nicholas Stern later declared that the situation is far worse than he had imagined.

And here we are… almost two decades later, witnessing the devastating effects of not taking enough actions to stabilize emissions.

The Effects of the Climate Crisis – Worse than Expected

Inaction on climate crisis is simply not an option – And with CO2 emission on the rise, we need to act now to protect our planet for future generations.

Global co2 emissions 1750-2022

Rachel Ramirez climate writer at CNN. Published an article yesterday.
New research indicates that the financial aid needed for extreme weather-related emergencies has already increased with more than 800% in the past two decades. And this might only be the beginning as the climate crisis is rapidly accelerating.

The European parliament also predicts that transport emissions are on the rise, saying that:

“By significantly reducing CO2 emissions from transport will not be easy, as the rate of emission reductions has slowed. Current projections put the decrease in transport emissions by 2050 at only 22%, far behind current ambitions.”

Why Energy Efficient Electric Vehicles is Key to address the Climate Crisis

Energy efficient electric vehicles comparison: The weight of electric cars compared to the weight of the Re:volt EV, the Tesla ModelS Weights 2241 kg, polestar 2 weights 1900kg, Renault Kangoo E-tech weights 1607kg and the Re:volt weights only 350kg.

Shifting to electric vehicles will only do so much to reduce emissions, as long as we don’t have a zero-emission energy supply.

And since we don’t, our best chance to reduce emissions is to make our vehicles lighter, more resource and energy efficient. This will drastically reduce the amount of energy consumed. Making it possible for us to reduce our dependency on fossil fuels.

Research has shown, that increased resource and energy efficiency is one of if not the most effective and economical tool we have to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and curb the climate crisis in the transport sector.

Conclusion

If we’re serious about tackling the climate crisis, let’s start by investing in energy efficient electric vehicles.

It’s good for our wallets and good for the planet and it will make a significant impact on our carbon footprint.

Check out our latest solar powered electric delivery van; Re:volt

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