Improving our environment
by promoting clean energy and developing EV’s of the future
- In 2009 transport accounted for 39% of all final energy consumption in the UK¹.
- 97% of the energy consumed by transport was the direct use of petroleum¹.
- Carbon dioxide (CO2) accounted for about 84% of the UK’s man-made greenhouse gas emissions in 2009².
- In 2010 an estimated 25% of CO2 emissions; 121 million tonnes were from the transport sector².
- Road transport makes up around 90% of all domestic transport emissions with car travel accounting for 55%¹.
Continued reliance on fossil fuels is not sustainable and is damaging the environment
Clean energy from sustainable, renewable sources is the future.
- The UK is to achieve 15% of energy consumption from renewable sources by 2020³.
- 10% of UK transport energy demand is to be from renewable sources³.
- Scottish Government has set a target for 30% of overall energy demand from renewable sources by 2020, with 100% of electricity generated from renewable sources4.
Shockingly, the use of electric or hybrid road vehicles remains negligible in the UK¹.
If we are to persuade the public to leave their old fossil fuelled cars, we need to show that zero-emission electric cars are exciting, tough, sexy and something you want to be seen in.
- Are developing the EV technology of the future for the cars of the future.
- Promoting the use of clean energy from renewable sources.
- Promoting EV’s in a fun, cool and exciting sport and driving demand for EV’s.
- Developing an education programme to educate future generations about the environment, engineering, clean energy and science.
- Helping to improve our environment!
- Transport Statistics Great Britain: 2010, Department for Transport
- UK Climate Change sustainable development indicator: 2010 greenhouse gas emissions, provisional figures and 2009 greenhouse gas emissions, final figures by fuel type and end-user, Department of Energy & Climate Change, 31st March 2011
- UK Renewable Energy Roadmap, Department of Energy & Climate Change
- 2020 Routemap for Renewable Energy in Scotland, Scottish Government 2011