Last Call for Gasoline

Is this the end of the road for the internal combustion engine? California isn’t the first major economy to ban gas-powered cars and trucks, and it won’t be the last. Fifteen countries, including some of the world’s top auto markets, have announced plans to phase out gas-powered engines as a step toward a 100% zero-emission vehicle future. It’s a bold move, but a critical one for climate. Transportation emits more greenhouse gas than any other sector of the US economy, and 15% of all global emissions come from road transport. What does this mean for drivers, for automakers, for infrastructure and for businesses that depend on a gas-powered economy? Can we get to a zero-emission future quickly enough? Visit climateone.org/watch-and-listen/podcasts for more information on today's episode. Guests: Part 1 Craig Scott, Group Manager, Toyota North America Katie Sloan, Clean Energy and Electrification Executive, Southern California Edison; Board Member, CalStart Emily Castor Warren, Senior Policy Advisor, Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates Guests: Part 2 Colin McKerracher, Head of Advanced Transport analysis at BloombergNEF Hui He, ICCT China Regional Director This program was recorded in November 2020 and is underwritten by the ClimateWorks Foundation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


by Climate One