Electric drivers in Scotland welcome COP 26 agreement on more rapid global transport decarbonization

10th Nov 2021

Electric drivers in Scotland welcome COP 26 agreement on more rapid global transport decarbonization

Electric drivers in Scotland welcome COP 26 agreement on more rapid global transport decarbonization

The EV drivers from GEVA called for all new cars and light duty vans sold in the 28 countries (45 EV drivers’ associations) represented in the Global EV Drivers’ Alliance (GEVA) to have a plug by 2030, and to be fully zero emission by 2035 at the latest. A rapid shift to zero emission electric transport is currently being achieved in many countries and can be accelerated through supportive policies and the involvement of Electric Vehicle associations in policy making and encouraging people in their countries to drive electric.

Joel Levin, chair of GEVA comments: “As the world’s zev drivers, we already know that electric is the only way to drive. That’s why we must have a plug on every new vehicle by 2030”

GEVA is part of the Route Zero campaign to speed up the move to global transport decarbonisation – include link to route zero website.

“A shift to electric transport running on clean renewable energy is essential to quickly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, reduce dangerous climate change, improve local air quality and people’s health in cities around the world (or name of GEVA association member). With the rapid improvements in EV technology and the new cars and vans coming into the market, it is entirely achievable.” Quote from Joel or someone in your country.

Transportation accounts for 24% of direct CO2 emissions from fuel combustion globally, of which road vehicles account for nearly 75%. (Again – this paragraph can be altered to use the statistics from your Association’s country)

GEVA is calling for action now to shift from vehicles burning fossil fuels to vehicles running on clean, renewable electricity. This has never been more urgent than it is today.

The Electric Road to COP 26

At the start of COP drivers from nine different EU countries drove from their countries to Brussels (Italy) and then to Glasgow (Belgium, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Sweden, UK, where they were joined by Irish drivers, and Norwegian and USA Associations on GEVA’s Electric Road to COP 26.

in order to:

  • Support the call for much faster transport decarbonisation globally
  • Increase the public’s awareness of the benefits of EVs for the environment and health (in reducing carbon emissions and helping to improve air quality (include health stats on impact of pollution from your country)
  • Promote the voice of EV drivers and their associations globally working with GEVA

The Electric Road to COP26 was organised by FFAUVE from France, EVA England and EVA Scotland on behalf of GEVA, a network of 45 national electric drivers’ associations from around the globe. GEVA facilitates global collaboration on best practices, policies, education, and other EV related initiatives. GEVA believes that zero emission mobility is necessary to combat climate change and to improve health and global transport.

We were delighted that ZEV Alliance report “Policies for a mature, flourishing & equitable EV charging ecosystem”, published last Monday by the ZEV alliance and GSMP described Electric Vehicle Associations. “The most mature charging ecosystems will have good consumer representation – these private member groups are critical to represent the voices and views of the drivers to Government”

www.globalEValliance.com

More information?

Ellen Hiep: ellen.hiep@globalevalliance.com or +31 654370565

Guillaume Seguin: guillaume.seguin@globalevalliance.com or +33 7 83595269


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