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Zero-emission vehicles to fight climate change


Sign to warn London drivers that they are about to enter the ultra-low emissions zone and congestion charge zone. (IMG / David Hawgood / Wikimedia)

Zero emission is one way to fight climate change, and a new global survey has found that 84% of 12,000 people believe climate change is real. Eight in ten think nations need to come together to have a more meaningful impact in the fight against climate change.

He also found that 67% of climate change supporters believe that choosing greener transportation methods is the way people can take action on the problem.

Dynata, the the world’s largest proprietary platform for information, activation and measurement, conducted the survey in 12 countries: Australia, China, India, Japan, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, United Kingdom and United States.

Towards zero emissions

In addition to other efforts to achieve zero emissions, the trend towards zero emission public transport is underway in some parts of the world.

For example, in Australia, Hyzon Motors unveiled its first zero-emission fuel cell electric commercial coach, the first of its kind.

The coach can accommodate 50 passengers and has a range of up to 700 km (430 miles) and engine power of 350 kW.

The first coach is deployed in Brisbane, with nine other coaches still in production. Similar coaches will be available to customers around the world next year.

Coaches are attracting considerable interest from local bus operators, government departments, mining companies and tourism operators, given their wide applications and Australia’s trend to decarbonize bus operations.

The state of New South Wales alone intends to operate its entire fleet of 8,000 zero-emission buses by 2030.

Green public transport

Meanwhile, in Glasgow, which currently hosts the UN climate change conference COP26, 55 zero-emission fully electric vehicles Yutong’s E12 bus fleets join the Glasgow bus service to provide transport for residents.

Green public transport should be one of the most effective solutions to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

“Urbanization will increase the demand for sustainable transport around the world to cope with the high emissions from private vehicles which have caused about three-quarters of the COâ‚‚ of urban passenger transport,” said Philip Turner, responsible for sustainable development of the city. ‘International Association of Public Transport.

“Public transport is the most effective way to improve travel efficiency, conserve energy and reduce emissions. “

Yutong takes the lead to meet emissions targets

“Yutong is taking the lead in helping China and the world meet emissions targets by launching the first net zero emissions initiative in China’s bus industry.

It emphasizes dedication to technological innovations such as new energies and autonomous driving to accelerate the research and development, manufacture, promotion and application of intelligent and zero-carbon commercial vehicles, ”said Kent Chang, Yutong’s overseas distribution sales manager, of the company’s proposal for net zero emissions by 2050.

“We will continue to make efforts to promote intelligent manufacturing transformation, accelerate the realization of the green commercial vehicle industry chain, and uphold the culture of public transport.” “

Global demand for quality electric vehicles

Growing interest in electric vehicles is also recognized by the 2021 Los Angeles Auto Show, which will host its first zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) awards program – THE ZEVAS â„¢ – later this month.

It is currently opening the public vote for a selection of ZEVs available for purchase or pre-order in various categories, with the winners to be announced at the show November 19-28.

Some contenders are Hyundai KONA Electric in the compact class and Kia EV6 in the crossover over the US $ 50,000 class. In addition, the show will be the ground for a new car and the debut of a brand, including VinFast, the world’s largest automaker from Vietnam.

“The global demand for quality electric vehicles drives our relentless efforts to create high quality products for everyone. We have made vigorous investments and conducted extensive market research to create premium electric vehicles that will satisfy the desires of global customers, ”said Le Thi Thu Thuy, vice president of Vingroup.

Thuy added, “The LA Auto Show’s early support for the electric vehicle market and its unique ability to educate influencers and consumers about electrification make it the right place to showcase our brand in the North American market. ”