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!
With your help, we can demand the world’s biggest brands to stop producing cars dependent on fossil fuel consumption. This will accelerate the change we need to mitigate the climate crisis and build a sustainable future.
The top automakers should:
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.