Study Calls For More EVs In UK

The conservation group WWF in the United Kingdom (WWF-UK) has released new figures that suggests electric vehicles must be rolled out quickly if the the U.K. wants to reach the goal of reducing carbon emissions 80% by 2050.

The study, based on technical findings from Element Energy, is titled “Electric avenues: driving home the case for electric vehicles in the U.K.,” and was released in late March of this year. From findings in the report, WWF-UK believes that under the best-case scenario, over $8 billion worth of oil imports could be saved each year by wide-spread electric vehicle implementation.

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The organization also says that at least 1 in 17 cars must be electric vehicles by the year 2020, and 1 in 6 by the year 2030 in order to meet reduction benchmarks. WWF has more ambitious goals that simply reducing carbon emissions, however, as we recently reported its goal of a 100% renewable energy world by 2050.

A PDF overview of WWF’s report on the study is available for download, as is a PDF document of Element Energy’s findings. Similarly, we recently reported that the European Commission has substantial plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 60% by the year 2050.

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Aaron Colter is a freelance writer and marketing consultant in Portland, Oregon. A graduate of Purdue University, he has worked for the NCAA, Dark Horse Comics, Willamette Week, AOL, The Huffington Post, Top Shelf Productions, DigitalTrends, theMIX agency, SuicideGirls, EarthTechling, d'Errico Studios and others. He is also the co-founder of BananaStandMedia.com, a free record label, recording studio, and distribution service for independent musicians.