The rise of electric vehicles: The second million

In late 2015, we heralded the first million electric vehicles taking to the road around the world. In January 2017, cumulative global electric vehicles sales already reached the second million. As milestones go, there’s nothing quite like the first, but the second can...

The world turns to electric vehicles

It seems the world can’t shift quickly enough to electric vehicles. Within the past few months there has been a steady drumbeat of stories about possible bans on combustion vehicles, prompting calls for a more rapid deployment of electric vehicles. At this point, the...

Going electric: A future with billions of tons less carbon

With over a million electric vehicles now on the world’s roads, and the Paris Climate Summit nearing a much-anticipated climate deal, it’s a good moment to contemplate the potential of EVs as one of the really big climate solutions. Do we think electric drive...

Global milestone: The first million electric vehicles

By Nic Lutsey Milestones are important, and numbers, especially large round numbers, make good ones. The automobile was born in 1879. Probably a little more than three decades later the millionth automobile took the road, in about 1912–1913. Now, a century on, with a...