Achieving significant reductions in global CO2 emissions from transportation is the single largest challenge in achieving Net Zero. Transport has the highest reliance on fossil fuels of any sector, accounting for 37% of CO2 emissions from end-use sectors. Global emissions from all forms of transport totalled 7.2Gt in 2020, with passenger vehicles accounting for half of that.1
Increased adoption of sustainable road transport meant sales of electric vehicles doubled in 2021, but the annual proportion of total car sales remains around 10%. Despite the rapid growth, barriers to mass adoption remain, especially vehicle price premiums, lack of journey range, and long charging times.
Impacting these factors is imperative in the pursuit of carbon Net Zero.
The unique battery technologies developed by UBC represent a significant opportunity for enhanced transport sustainability in the drive towards Net Zero:
UBC Duophasic technologies also offer cost and sustainability benefits to other modes of transport, including aerospace, rail, marine, and military vehicles.
Source: 1, 2 International Energy Agency