Many individuals and businesses have accepted the necessity of reducing emissions and one of the ways of doing this is by switching to electric vehicles.
EVs play a key role in reducing some of the negative effects of road transport on human health, the environment and climate.
According to an EEA report on EVs, greenhouse gas emissions of EVs were about 17 to 30 percent lower than the emissions of gasoline and diesel cars.
The production of these vehicles is also expected to become more efficient, and the production of electricity cleaner, every year the life-cycle emissions of a typical EV could be cut by at least 73 percent by 2050.
The fact is, even if CO2 emissions were no longer an issue there are still compelling reasons and benefits for businesses to switch to EVs.
Do EVs cost more than they save?
For many years, one common objection to more widespread adoption of EVs has been that while they save CO2 on the road, the manufacture of the vehicle and its components releases more CO2 than is saved.
There is an element of truth to this.