(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
BAKU, Azerbaijan, September 23 . As many as 18
out of 20 largest car manufacturers in the world put electric cars
as the main manufacturing strategy, said Dr Fatih Birol, Executive
Director, International Energy Agency (IEA), Trend reports.
He was addressing the conference on Accelerating the Transition
to Zero Emission Vehicles.
Birol note that the main driver here is to make profits.“About
13 percent of all the cars sold in the world this year are electric
cars. Three years ago, it was only 4 percent.”
He went on to add that the world is in the middle of the first
global energy crisis.
“This is a bad time for the global economy and energy as well.
But the response coming from the governments, from industry will
bring us to a better future. During 1970s, before the crisis, an
average car needed 18 liters of gasoline to drive 100 kilometers.
After the crisis, as a result of the government and car
manufacturers' response, 18 liters went down to 11 liters.
We, at the IEA believe that the world will show again such a
reflex, such a response and many technologies will benefit from
that as a result of the huge packages, strategies, laws countries
are putting one after another. We will see it under efficiency,
renewables, nuclear energy and I believe, electric cars. We will
see a very quick and strong victories in the sphere of electric
cars,” said the IEA's executive director.
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