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Too slow, too many cars – can we change the electrification roadmap?


Too slow, too many cars – can we change the electrification roadmap?

About this ThinkIn

in partnership with Polestar

This ThinkIn is taking place at The New York Times Climate Hub in Glasgow, close to Cop26. Tortoise members are able to go in-person for free. Just go to The New York Times event page, click the black button ‘Get ticket £9.99’ and use the code TortoisexNYT to book your free in-person ticket. 

The UK’s ban on new sales of internal combustion engines is fast approaching, prompting a surge in electric car sales and innovation. But when 2030 does arrive, it’s estimated that up to 46 per cent of all cars on UK roads will still be running on petrol and diesel. Are current measures really enough or do we need a quicker ban on sales of fossil fuel cars? Are consumers being equipped with the knowledge to make informed decisions? In all the noise about electric cars and their role in solving the climate emergency, where should we look for both urgency and clarity?

We are delighted to be partnering with The New York Times to host a series of ThinkIns at The New York Times Climate Hub in Glasgow during Cop26. We will be hosting a number of ThinkIns over eight days, continuing our investigation into how we can Accelerate Net Zero.

This ThinkIn is part of Tortoise’s Accelerating Net Zero coalition. Visit the homepage to find out more about the coalition and join us.

editor and invited experts

Giles Whittell
Sensemaker Editor

Fredrika Klarén
Sustainability, Polestar