Why are EVs the cars of the future? Well, because they’re great. But also because replacing our gas-guzzlers with EVs powered by low-carbon electricity is key to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and fighting climate change.
Climate change and electric vehicles
The transportation sector is Ontario’s largest source of greenhouse gases, accounting for roughly 30% of the province’s total emissions.
Meanwhile, Ontario’s electricity is generated mostly from renewable sources, resulting in an extremely low carbon intensity. This makes our province one of the most environmentally friendly places in the world to own an EV.
By switching to an EV, drivers in Ontario can reduce their driving-related GhG emissions by 90%.
Electric vehicle batteries and manufacturing
Lithium-ion batteries (the type used in electric vehicles) are 90% recyclable while battery reuse and recycling are fast-developing industries.