Speaking at the New York Auto Show, Ghosn explains why we need EVs.

Carlos Ghosn, Renault-Nissan CEO, at the opening breakfast for the New York Auto Show once again explained and supported his forward stance on electric vehicles.

Ghosn believes there are some factors that are making it difficult for EVs, but he says, "I still think it's just a temporary slow down." Ghosn started with the two-degree agreement that came out of COP21, the climate change conference in Paris last year. As the UN explained:

The goal of limiting global temperature rise to 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) by the end of this century was first agreed to in Copenhagen and then by all countries at the Cancun Climate Conference in 2010. It recognizes that climate change is already occurring, but that if we act now, we can avoid the worst impacts of a changing climate.

In november The COP22 is coming to Morrocco, and since transportation still makes up 17 percent of global CO2 emissions, Ghosn believes: "There is no way – no way – we're going to reach anything around two degrees without the substantial reduction in CO2 from the transportation system. And the only obvious, known technology which allows that is electrification."

See the related interview with Carlos Ghosn below:

March 26, 2016 Driving photo: Profimedia

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