Transportation is responsible for 24% of the direct global CO2 emissions due to fossil fuel combustion. The Paris agreement on climate change set the goal of limiting global warming to well below 2, preferably to 1.5 degrees Celsius, compared to pre-industrial levels. Electric Vehicles (EVs) are widely considered a powerful mitigation option to reduce CO2 emissions from buses, passenger cars and two and three-wheelers in the transport sector. The global push toward EVs is reflected in impressive growth rates of sales of electric vehicles (EVs) doubled in 2021 from the previous year. Nearly 10% of global car sales were electric in 2021, four times the market share in 2019. This brought the total number of electric cars on the world’s roads to about 16.5 million, triple the amount in 2018.
However, this global push for EVs has not translated into similar numbers in the developing world. This webinar will focus on actions that can be taken in the developing world and will include three sessions. The first session will discuss the potential of EVs in global climate mitigation action, the second section will discuss barriers faced by e-mobility in developing countries, and the last presentation will present a case study of Hyderabad in India, where barriers and demand for e-mobility were analyzed.