CLIMATE SPECTATOR: Pouring oil on the EV outlook

Many politicians and green lobby groups insist the future of auto transport is electric, but oil giants BP and Exxon have released data that tells a dramatically different story.

The biggest oil companies in the world have calculated that few, if any, of today's drivers will see electric cars outnumber gasoline and diesel models in their lifetimes.

While politicians and green lobby groups insist the future of transport is electric, in the past two months BP and Exxon have released data which points to electric cars making up only 4-5 per cent of all cars globally in 20-30 years.

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