Tell global automakers to end the ICE age!

Heat waves, droughts, and floods are everywhere. The climate crisis has displaced millions of people and wildlife, and may forever change the only planet we call home. We should be taking every available action to save ourselves from a potentially bleak future.

Transportation accounts for a quarter of all global CO2 emissions, of which 72% come from road vehicles.1 Globally, 99% of cars are still burning fossil fuels with every mile they run. Although recently car makers have been making announcements to transition to electric vehicles, none of them are moving fast enough.

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Together, we can demand car companies to help create a world with affordable, convenient, and diverse zero-carbon mobility options for all.

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Add your name! Let’s make our voices heard and take the car giants out of the ICE age and into the net-zero era!

The top automakers should:

  • Phase out ICE cars sales including hybrids7 by 2030
  • Decarbonise the supply chain, in particular steel and battery production
  • Reduce consumption of resources and enhance resource circularity
  • Move beyond selling cars for personal ownership to promoting mobility solution-centric business models such as car sharing

On September 8, activists from Greenpeace Korea flew a giant snail balloon in Seoul, South Korea, to protest against Hyundai Motor’s slow response to the climate crisis. This year, we saw storms, fires and floods ravaging all parts of the world. Car giants like Hyundai must phase out fossil fuel cars by 2030 to effectively help keep the global temperature rise within 1.5℃.

1 IEA: Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Energy: Overview, Emissions by sector
2 According to ICCT, sales of electric vehicles (EVs) will need to reach between 35% and 75% of the global market in 2030, with higher levels in major markets. The 3 best selling automakers make up about 36% of global market share. Hence, top car makers’ progressive action to phase out ICE vehicles sales by 2030 is imperative to realising the scenario.
3 Hyundai’s 2040 ICE phase-out date is only for China, EU, and US markets.
4 Influence map: Toyota company profile; Toyota opposed stricter car emissions standards or fought electric vehicle mandates in markets including the US, the UK, the EU and Australia.
5 Comparing electric vehicles and fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEV) in terms of energy efficiency, FCEV is only half as efficient as EVs.
6 Grey Hydrogen is hydrogen produced using fossil fuels such as natural gas.
7 According to ICCT, Fact Sheet Europe (2020), on average, plug-in hybrids (PHVs) emit 2 to 4 times more CO2 than manufacturers claim, which means just a 30% improvement on gasoline/diesel cars. Despite the hype, hybrids can’t deliver the reductions needed to avert the climate crisis.