Over the last three decades, transport is the only sector in Switzerland in which energy consumption has risen steadily. If Switzerland hopes to meet the targets of the Paris Climate Agreement, all energy sectors – thus also mobility – will have to be largely CO2-free in less than 30 years. The challenges are considerable, but there are solutions.
Transport is the single biggest source of CO2 emissions at a global level. This is also true in Switzerland, where transport accounts for more than a third of total carbon emissions, ahead of industry and private households (each representing around 20%). To reduce the impact on the environment, Switzerland and other countries need to switch to zero carbon transport. Electric or hydrogen vehicles are particularly well-suited to this purpose, provided that the power is generated from renewable energy sources. Here's a look at some of the Swiss companies that are shaping the mobility of tomorrow.