IEA encouraging more EV deployment

Oct. 24, 2012 at 8:04 AM
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STUTTGART, Germany, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- The IEA said from Germany that it views electric-powered vehicles as one of the best ways to decrease the carbon footprint of the transportation sector.

Executives and leaders from the automobile sector met with the International Energy Agency in Stuttgart, Germany, to discuss global implementation of electric vehicles. The IEA said it considers electric vehicles one of the best ways to decrease the carbon footprint from the transportation sector.

The IEA said the sale of electric vehicles needs to double every year for the next decade to make a substantial contribution to a low-carbon future. The agency said that member states and automobile manufacturers need to cooperate on issues such as grid technology in order to achieve expected gains.

"By bringing together top government advisers and key automotive original equipment manufacturers, we were able to use this unique forum to take an informed pulse of the path towards EV deployment market development and key steps for keeping momentum," IEA analyst Tali Trigg said in a statement.

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