As an increasing number of recent studies give further proof to the fact that the full CO2 reduction potential of electric vehicles lies in employing renewable sources of energy to power them, several European automakers have begun to invest in renewable energy.  German automakers such as Daimler, Volkswagen and BMW are focusing on establishing a strong renewable energy network in Germany to support the government’s electric vehicle target, six million vehicles by 2030.

In addition to efforts on the part of German automakers to support the development of renewable energy sources, many automakers are also seeking to curb carbon emissions throughout the manufacturing process. Automakers such as France’s Renault are also aiming to eliminate all carbon emissions from its manufacturing process. Together these actions could finally serve to realize the promise of a truly carbon neutral car.

Source: NY Times article

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