Enabling the transition to be faster, cheaper, and easier for all
Because transitioning the global fleet to zero-emission technologies is imperative if we are to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.
Who We Are
The Zero Emission Vehicles Transition Council was formed as the world’s first political forum through which ministers and representatives from governments from most of the world’s largest and most progressive automotive markets – collectively accounting for more than half of all new car sales globally – meet to discuss how to accelerate the pace of the global transition to zero emission vehicles.
To keep the Paris Agreement goal of limiting warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius within reach, we must rapidly reduce GHG emissions from transport.
Cars, vans, buses, and trucks account for 21% of global anthropogenic CO2 emissions. Under currently adopted policies, fleetwide CO2 emissions are projected to continue rising through 2050.
Transitioning the global fleet to zero-emission vehicle technologies is crucial to decarbonizing road transport and meeting climate goals. Zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) can reduce greenhouse gas emissions as much as 80% over the vehicle’s life cycle—that is, counting emissions produced at every stage, from extracting and processing raw materials, to manufacturing, charging, and eventual disposal.
Cars, vans, buses, and trucks account for
of global anthropogenic CO2 emission
Zero-emission vehicles can reduce greenhouse gas emissions as much as
over the vehicle’s life cycle
The ZEVTC brings together Ministers from governments that represent over 50% of the global car market and one quarter of the global truck and bus market. Council members have agreed to collectively address key challenges in the transition to ZEVs, enabling the transition to be faster, cheaper, and easier for all.
The Council convenes on a regular basis to discuss how to accelerate the pace of the global transition to ZEVs, to reduce emissions and help the global community meet our goals under the Paris Agreement.
By drawing on inputs from technical experts the ZEVTC can better understand the state of the ZEV transition and how best to accelerate it. Representative briefing topics include:
- Quantifying life-cycle GHG emissions from potential technology pathways
- Identifying effective policies to build and support ZEV market
- Tracking the pace of the transition, globally and in individual markets
- Identifying opportunities and barriers for policy