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.
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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