Sell last gasoline car by 2035 to meet climate goals

According to the study published last week, last gasoline powered car need to be sold in approximately 19 years, in order to meet the goals to limit the global warming up to 2035 as the world leaders set it last year. On December 2015, world leaders at a Paris summit set a goal of limiting a rise in temperatures to “well below” 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial times while “pursuing efforts” for a much tougher 1.5 C (2.7F) ceiling.

Climate Action Tracker (CAT) published the report backed by three European research groups, with the information that a drastic shift was needed towards clean electric cars and fuel efficiency, since 14 % of emits goes on transport out of total world greenhouse gas emissions.

The last fossil-fuel vehicles goes off the roads until 2050

Experts have roughly calculated that the last gasoline/diesel car will have to be sold around 2035. According to the” CAT report this need to be followed to make the car fleet consistent with staying below 1.5C. It assumes the last fossil-fuel vehicles would be on the roads until 2050.

The CAT is one of the main groups that monitors government actions to restrict global warming and includes researchers who are authors on U.N. climate reports. “It’s striking that it’s so early – it means a huge change in the whole automobile industry,” officials told to Reuters.

Most of the car makers set the phase out for later then it was calculated in CAT report. For example Toyota has a “zero carbon dioxide emissions challenge” for new vehicles under which it aims to cut emissions from its vehicles by 90 percent by 2050, from 2010 levels.

Many scientists reckon that the 1.5C goal, seen by many developing nations as a dangerous threshold for droughts, floods and rising sea levels, has already slipped out of reach and that the 2C limit is growing close.

They believe temperatures will almost inevitably overshoot 1.5C, and that new technologies will be needed to turn down the global thermostat later this century. This year is set to be the warmest on record, with temperatures around 1C (1.8F) above pre-industrial times.

The CAT report focused most on the promise of electric vehicles, developed by manufacturers from General Motors to Tesla. Other options are cars run on biofuels or hydrogen.

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