In a recent publication of IOPScience, researchers developed an inventory of African emissions for the year 2005, and quantified the emissions in 2030 in different scenarios. The study showed that the 2005 African emissions made a significant contribution to the global emissions in 2005. These emissions will increase further, and could represent about 50% of the global emissions of organic carbon in 2030. A considerable increase in emissions from Africa is then expected in 2030 if no regulations are implemented. Sources of Organic carbon emissions are mostly impacted by animal waste, charcoal making, fuelwood and two-wheeled vehicle fuels, and emissions from flaring of waste gas from natural gas extraction in Nigerian platforms.
173.6 million Nigerians presently rely on carbon based fuel such as petrol and diesel to generated power. This may contribute close to half of the total emission of organic carbon in Africa. In light of this report experts are saying Africa needs to look into alternative means for power generation, one of which is the use of electric powered vehicle
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For Tesla and other electric car manufacturers, the time is now as the emerging markets will provide a massive opportunity for the brand. A growing middle class, coupled with the abundance of millennials, would see more motorists switch from fuel powered engines to luxury electric-powered vehicles such as Tesla’s Model S.
The global electric vehicle market is projected to reach a staggering $271.67 billion by 2019, on sales of 64.4 million units. Electric cars will shape the future of the auto industry. A company like Tesla plans $1.5 billion in capital spending this year, mainly to launch the Model X, a battery powered, eco-friendly sports vehicle with batmobile-like doors. Tesla is still in startup mode and some of the $47 million was invested into the future of the company.
Africa need to put plans in place to reduce the amount of carbon released into the atmosphere and one way is to introduce the use of alternative energy.