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20% of road vehicles to be electric by 2030 from Paris Climate Change Conference 2015

Transportation was a key subject on Thursday, at the Paris Climate Change Conference, with the long-term goal of cutting GHG emissions from global transportation in half by 2050 without hampering economic growth.

One initiative, called the Paris Declaration on Electro-Mobility and Climate Change & Call to Action, is a collective push to get more road vehicles running on clean electricity and renewable hydrogen. Tesla Motors and Renault-Nissan are the only two automakers so far to endorse the initiative, which is backed by two dozen organizations including the International Energy Agency (IEA).

The IEA has previously said that keeping global warming limited to 2 degrees celsius would require that at least 20 per cent of all cars, motorcycles, trucks and buses by electrified by 2030. It’s a target endorsed by the new initiative.

Separately, a 65-country effort called the Global Fuel Economy Initiative is working to double the fuel-efficiency of light-duty fleet vehicles by 2050.

Renault-Nissan Alliance has provided 200 electric vehicles for use at the Paris climate change conference - the United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP21) - to shuttle delegates over the two-week period.

The electric vehicle fleet will be powered by renewable and low carbon electricity from French electric utility company EDF and will enable the Renault Nissan EV fleet to cover more than 400,000 km in 14 days. The electric vehicles are 'fuelled' at recharging station from 0-80% capacity in about 30 minutes.

The alliance has also installed 90 new charge spots for electric vehicles around the city.

Green Motion car rental offers its customers - both leisure and business the opportunity to enjoy great value vehicle rental, while helping to reduce the impact of global CO2 emissions associated with road travel. Customers have the ability to hire a low emission, electric or hybrid vehicle to help to keep the planet green.

In addition to offering low emission vehicles for hire, Green Motion car and van rental also abides by its own all-embracing environmental policy, ensuring our effects on the planet are kept to a minimum. This ranges from using recycled materials, such as flooring and stationary and steam cleaning vehicles on fleets.

Green Motion car hire locations are present in over 22 countries worldwide, allowing you to help keep the planet green wherever you go. Some of our locations include United Kingdom - London, Italy - Rome Fiumicino, Finland - Helsinki, United States - Miami, Costa Rica - San Jose, Lithuania - Vilnius, Latvia - Riga, Cyprus - Larnaca, Malta, Iceland - Reykjavik, Montenegro - Podgorica, St Maarten, Mexico - Cancun, Bosnia and Herzegovina - Sarajevo, Croatia - Dubrovnik, Netherlands - Amsterdam, Greece - Athens, Canada - Toronto, Serbia - Belgrade, Jordan - Amman and Ireland - Dublin.

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