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Taking charge of the electric car future

Policymakers meeting at COP 23 have an excellent opportunity to accelerate the transition to sustainable transport via electric vehicles

Policymakers meeting in Bonn, Germany, for the COP 23 climate conference have an excellent opportunity to accelerate the transition to sustainable transport via electric vehicles.

China recently became the fifth country to say it will eventually phase out cars powered by fossil fuels. Like the four other countries – Britain, France, Norway and India – China sees this as a way to meet the goals of the Paris climate accord. And like the others, it is heavily promoting the adoption of emission-free electric vehicles combined with renewable energy generation.

Now, as the 195 signatory nations to the Paris accord meet in Bonn, Germany, for the COP23 climate summit, policymakers have an opportunity to make an even bigger global push for e-cars. Now that the technological challenge of electric mobility has been solved and many new e-vehicles will come on to the market over the next three years, the focus needs to be on providing the necessary charging infrastructure. And to make e-cars a truly sustainable form of transport, charging stations must be combined with renewable energy.

This article was originally published on Forbes.com – read the full article

 

 

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