75%

Less Noise

Ayro’s EVs produce 75% less noise than conventional combustion engine vehicles

2.7

Hours

Ayro’s EVs can be charged in less than 2.7 hours at higher voltage charging stations

80%

Increase

in revenue, 2019 - 2020

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The Path to Drawdown: Electric Vehicles

The first electric vehicle (EV) was made in 1828, but not being able to build a lightweight, durable battery with adequate range meant that internal combustion engines have dominated the automotive and transport landscape since the 1920s.

Today that picture is changing. Thanks to supportive policies and falling costs, there are millions EVs on the road. The difference in their impact on the climate is remarkable. Compared to combustion engine vehicles, CO2 emissions drop by 50% if an EV’s power comes from the conventional grid. If powered by renewable energy, emissions are cut by 95%. Once households purchase EVs, the operating costs for those cars are often cheaper than gas-based cars, too.

What once used to be an obstacle for EVs - the question of how far the car can travel on a single charge - is now much less of a concern. The average range of a battery electric vehicle produced in 2020 is about 217.5 miles, up from 124 miles in 2015.

What’s making this increase in mileage possible is the continuing development in battery capacity. Global EV battery capacity is expected to increase from around 170 GWh per year today to 1.5 TWh per year in 2030. At the same time, the cost of batteries is on the decline as their production reaches greater scale.

To be on track to remain under 1.5ºC of warming, 100% of passenger cars and vans (p. 138) need to be running on electricity by 2050. This is a jump from 5% of cars and 0% of vans in 2020. Accomplishing this overhaul of the transportation landscape means EV production and ownership need to continue to expand over the next three decades:

  • <::marker> 11 million EV cars and vans were on the road in 2020
  • <::marker> 2 billion EV cars and vans (100% of total global sales) need to be on the road by 2050

This would require a CAGR of 18.94% from 2018-2050

What We Want to See Improve

Disclose Sustainability Metrics

We applaud AYRO’s role in expanding the EV market. But we still want to know AYRO’s sustainability efforts and carbon footprint. In particular, the company should track and report their direct and indirect emissions, the amount of energy consumed by source, and the amount of emissions avoided through their products and initiatives. These metrics should be included in an annual sustainability report.

Set Emissions Reduction Goals

Once AYRO discloses sustainability metrics, we want them to set targets for reducing their footprint. Targets for reducing GHG emissions are particularly important. These should be in line with the global goal to stay below 1.5°C of global warming by mid-century, and accompanied by concrete steps for how to achieve them.

Expand Faster

AYRO is a young and small company that needs time to grow. We’re encouraged by their Master Procurement Agreement (p. 8) that grants Club Car the exclusive right to sell AYRO’s four-wheeled vehicles as long as Club Car orders at least 500 vehicles a year. But AYRO will need to enter into more agreements if they’re to grow faster. We’re eager to see them expand their sales in the near future.

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5.00%

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4.12%

Nio Inc. (NIO)

Nio Inc. makes EVs and integrate self-driving systems in EVs. They’re helping to electrify the transport system

2.55%

XPeng Inc. (XPEV)

XPeng makes electric passenger cars and SUVs with a long range and autonomous driving capabilities. They’re helping electrify transport

0.69%

Lennox International (LII)

Lennox makes high-efficiency heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration products, helping building managers cut energy use and emissions

0.66%

Arrival (ARVL)

Arrival makes commercial electric vans and buses through an innovative and efficient manufacturing process. They’re helping electrify transportation

0.30%

Fisker Inc. (FSR)

Fisker makes luxury and high-end electric cars and SUVs with a long range. They’re pushing the electrification of transportation

0.17%

The Lion Electric Company (LEV)

LEV makes electric trucks, school buses and minibuses in North America. They also make batteries and EV charging infrastructure, all key Drawdown solutions

0.16%

Proterra Inc. (PTRA)

Proterra offers electric transit buses, EV batteries and energy storage, as well as EV charging solutions - all key to electrifying transportation

0.12%

Canoo Inc. (GOEV)

Canoo makes a range of electric vehicles designed for families and commercial uses. They’re helping electrify transportation

0.05%

XL Fleet Corp. (XL)

XL Fleet makes hybrid and electric systems so that leading automakers can make more low and zero-emission vehicles

0.03%

Arcimoto, Inc. (FUV)

Arcimoto makes ultra-efficient, fun, pure electric vehicles for passenger transportation. They’re helping electrify transportation.

0.03%

Lightning eMotors, Inc. (ZEV)

Lightning eMotors makes electric commercial vehicles and charging solutions for those vehicles. They're helping electrify transportation

0.02%

Ayro, Inc. (AYRO)

Ayro makes EVs designed for narrow paths, college campus walkways, and last-mile delivery. EVs are key in electrifying transportation

0.02%

GreenPower Motor Company Inc. (GP)

GP makes electric commercial vehicles for delivery, public transit, schools, micro-transit, and shuttles. They’re helping electrify transportation

0.02%

Jiuzi Holdings, Inc. (JZXN)

Jiuzi Holdings and their subsidiaries make EVs for the Chinese market. They’re helping electrify transportation

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