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Extra COP 21 column - Dec 15
COP 21 - the value for EV?
COP 21 climate conference is finished with a new agreement. A huge achievement according to many world leaders. But what is the real value of this agreement for sustainable electric mobility?
You can see the agreement from a positive way, which requires to look behind the text, or you can see it from a negative way, taking the text as it is. With the last I mean that the agreement is a compromise. It are mainly ambitions without penalties when not achieved, “shall” became “should” in an important part of the agreement which devaluated the text, aviation is excluded from all measurements and not enough money is committed to help poor countries in the world to achieve the climate goals.
This is all true and from a legal perspective the agreement is very weak. But….
Never before the world was so united setting targets and ambitions for a better climate. During the COP 21 there was a huge positive vibe to reduce emissions, reduce global heating and reduce CO2 by working together. It is also unique that environmental NGO’s, countries, and commercial companies all agree with the need to do something and even better: they all see opportunities for their business.
What will the impact be on EV?
Column December 2015
The future is now – forecast of EV in 2016
The year 2015 is almost over, although it is nice to look back, it is even nicer to look ahead. What will 2016 bring us concerning the EV market? What can the (future) EV driver expect and what focus will the industry have?
Moving from A to B powered by electricity is not strange anymore. Although in several countries and cities electric vehicles are already quite common in many other countries the real adoption and acceptance still need to start. This includes buses, trucks, vans and private vehicles. So far there are two main hurdles:
- Price of electric vehicles