• The rise of affordable electric cars is driven by EU law and achievable based on carmakers’ latest production plans.
  • Carmakers have four tools at hand to comply with the law: EV boost; improvements to combustion engine; stop selling highest-emitting cars; and pooling with EV makers
  • Boosting EV sales is the most future-proof strategy and the one chosen by key European brands
  • The cost of the investments required to meet the climate targets for cars is estimated to be about half of that incurred by the penalties for failing to comply
  • Surge in SUVs from 7% in 2009 to 36% in 2018, and not the decline in diesel sales, is principally to blame for the recent rise in CO2 emissions from new cars
Link to article on transportenvironment.org