The G7 nations have reaffirmed their commitment to achieving a highly decarbonized road sector by 2030 and net-zero emissions on roads by 2050, as reported by Reuters on May 20. They outlined various actions, including policies to promote the widespread adoption of zero-emission vehicles, aiming for 100% electrified new passenger car sales by 2035. The G7 also emphasized the importance of infrastructure development and sustainable carbon-neutral fuels. They expressed the goal of exceeding a 50% global share of zero-emission light-duty vehicles by 2030, recognizing the potential of these policies to contribute to a greener road sector.
In their pursuit of a decarbonized road sector and net-zero emissions, the G7 nations underscored the importance of international cooperation, sustainable infrastructure investment, research and development, consumer awareness, collaboration with the private sector, and the global impact of their efforts. Recognizing the need for collective action, they emphasized the sharing of knowledge and forging partnerships to accelerate the transition. The G7 also stressed the significance of investing in sustainable infrastructure, including charging stations and clean energy sources. They pledged support for research initiatives to enhance battery efficiency and develop alternative fuels. Moreover, the nations emphasized consumer awareness and incentives, such as subsidies and tax credits, to drive the adoption of zero-emission vehicles. Collaborating with the private sector, particularly automakers and technology companies, is seen as crucial in advancing clean transportation technologies. Finally, the G7 expressed a commitment to sharing their expertise with developing countries, empowering them to adopt sustainable transportation systems and contributing to the global effort to combat climate change.