The latest call to end the sale of petrol and diesel vehicles by 2035 comes from the International Energy Agency (IEA).
The IEA has urged Governments to end the sales of new diesel and petrol cars in a new report published on Tuesday. The IEA is an intergovernmental group consisting of mostly wealthy Western countries, including the United Kingdom and the United States.
The IEA stressed that a “massive scaling up” of investment in clean energy is vital to ensure energy security. This is because, as it stands, the progress on cutting emissions from vehicles is falling short of what is required to end climate change.
The agency added that the number of EVs needs to rise by over 20 percent by 2030 in order for the world to reach its climate targets.
The findings were published in a major joint report by the IEA and the United Nations Climate Change High Level Champions.