Mobility turnaround must be accelerated – 40,000 tons of CO2 saved

A lot has happened in recent years. SBRS has now installed charging infrastructure for buses and trucks in more than 75 cities. This has saved a total of more than 40,000 tons of CO2 (see CO2 counter on our website). This is a calculated value based on the energy fed into the buses and trucks using the German electricity mix. Some cities even feed the charging stations entirely with renewable electricity, so the actual figure is rather higher.

Sounds pretty good, doesn’t it?

Nevertheless, it is important to classify the CO2 savings achieved.

An average citizen in Germany generates around eight to 12 tons of CO2 per year. The current figure is 10.8 tons of CO2. By saving 40,000 tons of CO2 (over several years), you can offset the CO2 production of 4,000 citizens.

Not that much, is it?

Around 70,000 people took part in the last climate conference in Dubai. Most of them probably flew, which would have to be estimated at around 1.5 tons of CO2 per person, meaning that perhaps 100,000 tons of CO2 were produced. Journalists have described COP28 as the most environmentally damaging event of the year! But of course it is important to talk about CO2 reductions.

The construction work for the World Cup in Qatar is said to have generated around 3.6 million tons of CO2 since it began in 2011.

That’s a completely different dimension!

We are still at the beginning with buses and trucks in particular – the mobility turnaround must pick up speed!
A picture in the “Planet Ocean” exhibition in the gasometer in Oberhausen basically shows it: “Well done so far, but please pick up speed.”

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