There are now more than one million electric cars on the world’s roads

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In 2015, the numberHarrogate Borough Council secures funding for electric vehicle charging points. Read more ... » of electricGood news at last for Leeds drivers (but only if you drive an electric plug-in car). Read more ... » carsGood news at last for Leeds drivers (but only if you drive an electric plug-in car). Read more ... » on the road globally passed the one million threshold for the first time#Wireless #ev #Charging: Halo wireless #electricvehicle charging trialled in London. Read more ... ».

The rapidHarrogate Borough Council secures funding for electric vehicle charging points. Read more ... » growth of the industry means that it is now the only technologyWow: Best Green Cars in 2015 New Electric Vehicles Hitting the U.S. Market. Read more ... » sector on track to meet the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) 2C scenario.

This is the conclusion of the IEA’s Energy Technology Perspectives 2016 report, which it released on Wednesday. This is the latest edition of their annual progress review of the technologiesGood news at last for Leeds drivers (but only if you drive an electric plug-in car). Read more ... » that will determine the rate of global emissionsHarrogate Borough Council secures funding for electric vehicle charging points. Read more ... », including renewables, nuclear, CCS and coal.

Last year’s report, covered by Carbon Brief, painted a bleak picture. It deemed that none of the 19Why electric cars better catch on. Read more ... » technologies it tracks had made the necessary progress to limit global temperature rise to below 2C. It said that five technologies were off track, while the remaining 14Formula E aims to spark interest in electric cars. Read more ... » were failing to improve fastNorway Is Model Society for Electric Vehicles. Read more ... » enough.

One year on, its assessment is equally bleak. The number of technologies off track has risen to six, while 11Electric cars will become as ubiquitous as the internet, says transport minister. Read more ... » are failing to improve fast enough. Only electric vehiclesGood news at last for Leeds drivers (but only if you drive an electric plug-in car). Read more ... » have made to jump towards actually being on track to meet the 2C goal modelled by the IEA.

SourceVW plans radical new electric vehicle. Read more ... »https://www.carbonbrief.org/iea-there-are-now-more-than-one-million-electric-cars-on-the-worlds-roads

Scenarios

The IEA’s 2C scenario (2DS) sets out a pathway that would lead to a 50#ElectricCar sales in #UK expected to double in 2013 as prices start to fall. #EV #london #green #eco. Read more ... »% chance of limiting global average temperature rise since the preindustrial era to 2C. This means cutting CO2 emissionsExcellent news: Airport installs Merseyside's first rapid car charging point. Read more ... » almost 60Good News Everyone! Plug-in Car Grant to rise to 35% of RRP from April 1st 2015. UK. Read more ... »% by 2050 comparedMitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Now #2 In UK Electric Car Sales. Read more ... » to 2013 levels.

This scenario – as is also the case for its 4C and 6C scenarios – includes milestones for energy supply, buildings, industry and transport. Emissions reductions across all these sectors, it says, are vital for hitting the 2DS, as the graph below illustrates.

Global emissions reductions required across various sectors in order to reach interim 2025 targetsGlobal emissions reductions required across various sectors in order to reach interim 2025 targets that will lead to a 50% chance of staying below 2C. Source: IEA Energy Technology Perspectives 2016.

Its modelsExample: David Cameron and his Government could soon travel in electric cars as Downing Street is fitted with charging points. Read more ... » are a combination of forecasting to reflect near-term trends and “backcasting” to develop plausible pathways to the long#ElectricCar sales in #UK expected to double in 2013 as prices start to fall. #EV #london #green #eco. Read more ... »-term outcome. The report then ranks progress based on how far each technology or sector is from its interim target for 2025 under the 2DS.

Electric vehicle progress

In 2015, salesTotal Count : UK electric car sales surge in 2014. Read more ... » of electric carsUK Gov: Boosting Green and Electric Car/ Low emission Car uptake with £500 Million Investment. Read more ... » around the world#Wireless #ev #Charging: Halo wireless #electricvehicle charging trialled in London. Read more ... » amounted to 477,000, taking the total volume up to 1The UK went crazy for electric vehicles and hybrids in 2015. Read more ... ».15m. Sales grew by 70% over 2014 levels. The IEA says that this means it is catching up with the rates needed to meet the 2DS.

In an interview with Carbon Brief, the IEA’s chief economistThe Economist: Electric cars will come of age in 2018. Read more ... » Laszlo Varro says:

“Electric cars are roughly 10Total Count : UK electric car sales surge in 2014. Read more ... » years behind wind and solar in terms of deployment and technology developmentThe battery tech that could change electric cars. Read more ... ». Still, electric carGood news at last for Leeds drivers (but only if you drive an electric plug-in car). Read more ... » technology is also gathering momentum. Electric cars increasingly capture the consumerDrivers positively charged about electric cars: Consumer range anxiety about electric cars is a myth and motorists are largely positive about electric cars, new research suggests.. Read more ... »’s imagination.”

 

The USUSA: GM working on 200-mile electric car, exec says. Read more ... », ChinaVolkswagen To Roll Out More Electric and Plug-In Cars By 2020. Read more ... », NetherlandsTough but gotta be done: Netherlands may ban sale of non-electric cars by 2025. Read more ... » and NorwayNorway: Why do they love electric cars in the Arctic Circle?. Read more ... » accounted for 70% of all the electric cars sold worldwide. In 2015, China became the world’s largest electric carGood news at last for Leeds drivers (but only if you drive an electric plug-in car). Read more ... » marketWow: Best Green Cars in 2015 New Electric Vehicles Hitting the U.S. Market. Read more ... ». But growth was also occurring outside these countries. The number of countries with a market shareIn First Half of 2013, Renault-Nissan Leads European EV Sales. Read more ... » of electric cars greater than 1% grew from three in 2014 to six in 2015.

There have also been notable successes which show an “emerging niche” for electrification, says the IEA. This includes the decision of La PosteCircontrol brings together over a hundred experts from all over Europe to discuss the current situation and future of the electric vehicle. Read more ... », FranceIn First Half of 2013, Renault-Nissan Leads European EV Sales. Read more ... »’s national mail carrier, to electrify its delivery fleetExample: David Cameron and his Government could soon travel in electric cars as Downing Street is fitted with charging points. Read more ... » with 5Nick Clegg: Making Britain number one for ultra low emission vehicles. Read more ... »,000 fully electric RenaultSub £7,000 electric car leads charge to an economical future in Derby (Fluence). Read more ... » Kangoos, with plans to double its electric fleet by 2020.

Such growth is encouraging, says the IEA, after annual sales growth had slowed in 2014 to 53UK Electric Car Sales are shooting up and no sign of slowing!. Read more ... »%.

To remain on track with the 2DS, average annual sales growth will have to be sustained at 66Wow: Best Green Cars in 2015 New Electric Vehicles Hitting the U.S. Market. Read more ... »% through 2020 and at 39woop: Dyson to build electric cars. Read more ... »% through 2025. This now “seems achievable”, says the IEA, although it highlights that there will need to be sustained support. It says:

“Continued support for RD&D [research, development and deployment] is needed to hasten the milestone year when purchaseVW's 'dieselgate' puts spotlight on electric cars in Germany. Read more ... » costsDrivers positively charged about electric cars: Consumer range anxiety about electric cars is a myth and motorists are largely positive about electric cars, new research suggests.. Read more ... » of cars with all-electric ranges capable of meeting most drivingNew UK Study Reiterates: Electric Cars Are Greener. Read more ... » needs reach parity with ICE [internal combustion engine] cars.”

This growth in electric cars has been helped by a simultaneous boom in public chargingHarrogate Borough Council secures funding for electric vehicle charging points. Read more ... » infrastructureUK GOV: Keeping the existing plug-in vehicle grants until at least May 2015.. Read more ... », with the installationHarrogate Borough Council secures funding for electric vehicle charging points. Read more ... » of fast DCEurope: Renewables and smart grids are the future for EV charging stations. Read more ... » chargersNorway Is Model Society for Electric Vehicles. Read more ... » growing by 350% in China alone in 2015. This expanding networkExcellent news: Airport installs Merseyside's first rapid car charging point. Read more ... », along with improvementsElectric Car Battery Prices on Track to Drop 70% by 2015, Says Energy Secretary. Read more ... » in driving rangeElectric vehicles: it’s time for businesses to wake up to the benefits. Read more ... », are helping to narrow the gap between electric and conventional cars, and may foster broader adoption, the IEA says.

Working together

While the growth in electric cars is promising, the IEA emphasises that everything is interlinked. “Decarbonisation of electricityUSA: GM working on 200-mile electric car, exec says. Read more ... » must accompany the push to electrify transport in the 2DS,” it says.

This is why the IEA insists on seeing the systemVW's 'dieselgate' puts spotlight on electric cars in Germany. Read more ... » as a whole within its scenarios. The 2C target cannot#ElectricCar sales in #UK expected to double in 2013 as prices start to fall. #EV #london #green #eco. Read more ... » be hit unless there is also swift progress on renewable, nuclear, gas and coal-fired powerThe battery tech that could change electric cars. Read more ... », where the newsSwatch says it has a better electric car battery. Read more ... » is less positive. CCS and energy storage could also have an important role to play in a decarbonised power sector.

Main image: The Fisker KarmaWow: Best Green Cars in 2015 New Electric Vehicles Hitting the U.S. Market. Read more ... », one of the world’s first production plug-in hybrid electric vehiclesExcellent news: Airport installs Merseyside's first rapid car charging point. Read more ... ». Credit:  Paul B via Flickr.

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