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Decarbonizing transportation

We have less than 15 years to cut global CO2 emissions in half, and 30 years to get to net zero if we want any chance of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. It can be done.

chart/graphic, life-cycle GHG emissions, gasoline and battery electric vehicles, thumbnail

Five things you know about EVs that aren’t exactly true

Global internal combustion engine phase-out map: Passenger cars and vans/light trucks

Real impact


Proportion of global CO2 emissions that comes from transportation

> 90%

Proportion of the global population living where air pollution exceeds WHO limits


Metric tons of greenhouse gases that will be emitted from the transport sector in 2050 without further policy action


Degrees Celsius of global warming that can be avoided over the next 25 years by decarbonizing transportation