The zero-carbon car: Abating material emissions is next on the agenda

The zero-carbon car: Abating material emissions is next on the agenda

Eric Hannon, Tomas Nauclér, Anders Suneson and Fehmi Yüksel – McKinsey & Company

The automotive sector is critical to achieving net-zero global emissions by 2050, the foundation of the road map toward limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels. Many original-equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are accordingly setting aggressive decarbonization targets to meet this challenge.

Since 65 to 80 percent of emissions an automobile generates are from tailpipe emissions, and corresponding indirect emissions come from fuel supply, the industry has understandably focused on electrifying powertrains. However, to reach the full potential of automotive decarbonization—and achieve the zero-carbon car—industry players now must turn their attention to material emissions as well.

Read the full article below detailing why manufacturers should now be focusing on material emissions as well as electrifying powertrains.

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