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Designing the
petrol-to-electric transition.

Electric vehicles are on the rise, but gas emissions are not decreasing. So, where is the hiccup? For our immediate future to be more sustainable, electric mobility cannot depend on manufacturing alone. Repurposing is the key.

The scenario

December 12, 2015, was a historical day: world leaders recognized the urgency of climate change and signed the Paris Agreement, committing to reduce carbon emissions and limit the average global temperature rise by 1.5 degrees Celsius. But to what extent is the legally binding international treaty making history? Scientists have warned about the threat for decades, prompting policymakers, investors, and public opinion to grow increasingly aware and proactive. When it comes to the green transition, there seems to be a disconnect between what we need to do and what we are doing.

2020 2030

36.7 Gigatons

of CO2
per year


percentage of EVs
vs total road stock

Will we manage to manufacture
200 million new EVs by 2030?
What about the impact?

How to meet governmental goals and deadlines?

Public transport, especially buses, is the primary cause of pollution in big cities and densely populated areas. Up to recently, the trend has been to resort to manufacturing new electric vehicles, with the supply chain unable to keep up with the ever-increasing demand. But now, everyone (central governments and local administrations, manufacturers, and public opinion alike) is realizing that’s not enough. From the difficulties of sourcing batteries to increased gas emissions, manufacturing new EVs remains cost- and result-inefficient. Repurposing retired vehicles proves to be a quicker, smoother, and greener midterm solution.

Manufacturing alone won’t drive us to 2030.
What about repurposing?

The issues we are addressing

Short-to-mid-term, putting new electric vehicles on the road poses a series of overlooked questions about cost-efficiency, sustainability and pollution, and sourcing timing that slow down the green transition.

  • Manifacturing issue

    of total cost

    Batteries are a necessary cost, the rest is not

    Manufacturing, body, and interior work account for 30% of the total cost of a new EV, sensibly increasing the cost and end-price compared to a repurposed vehicle.

  • Enviromental issue

    added carbon

    The gas emissions
    from producing new
    EVs are high

    Every new EV manufactured and sold adds 27% carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, from producing the new chassis and body to the final assembly and distribution.

  • Timing issue

    required growth

    There are not enough plants to build enough new EVs

    Manufacturers cannot produce as much as we’d need. To meet the 2030 Agenda production should ramp up by 42% year-on-year, but the expected growth halts at 25%.

Our horizon

We keep the wheels of mobility turning to accelerate the electric transition. We are partners in expanding knowledge to build concrete solutions for the planet.

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is just the first step

The future of mobility lies in data. Large-scale public transportation fleets are the perfect platform to gather as much information as possible and enable reliable and safe autonomous systems. In a midterm scenario, we plan to fit all of our fleets with autonomous systems, to promote the transition towards a shared autonomous sustainable mobility ecosystem.

Transforming mobility

We are setting our clock on the needs of mobility. Peec’s repurposing is a complementary solution to manufacturing new EVs to bolster the green transition.