Zero Emission Vehicles Transition Council
2022 Action Plan
A rapid global transition to zero emission vehicles (ZEV) is vital to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.
Road transport accounts for over 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions, and the total emissions are rising faster than in any other sector. We need to increase dramatically the pace of the global transition to meet our Paris Agreement goals, and to keep the limit of 1.5 degrees warming within reach. This will also offer huge opportunities for jobs and growth, cleaner air, improved public health, and could furthermore boost energy security and help balance electricity grids as we make the transition to clean power.
The Zero Emission Vehicles Transition Council was formed in November 2020, 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 – that collectively account 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.
This global transition is underway, and it is accelerating.
There are now 8.5 million zero emission passenger vehicles on the roads, and combined national zero emission vehicle targets now represent 41% of the global passenger vehicle market.
In parallel, through the ZEV Transition Council (ZEVTC), we have discussed the need to align the pace of the global transition to zero emission vehicles with the goals of the Paris agreement; the role of different technologies in achieving this; effective policy measures governments can take to support the transition; and ensuring a global transition where no country or community is left behind.