People working in environment and sustainability jobs could see a change in the way electric cars are manufactured, it has been suggested.
During a recent seminar hosted by the Guardian, a panel of industry experts predicted that more would be done to reduce the carbon emissions released during the production of electric cars.
Government figures have revealed that environmentally-friendly vehicles release 40 per cent less emissions than traditionally-powered cars, offering a significant reduction in the country's carbon footprint.
However, it has been argued that more should be done to tackle the amount of non-renewable energy sources used to produce the vehicles.
Chief executive of the Committee on Climate Change David Kennedy warned businesses that environmentally-friendly vehicles are not actually completely zero carbon.
He told the newspaper: "We need to decarbonise the power sector and we are planning to.
"Power stations emit around 500g of CO2 a kilowatt hour now, but we expect to see 300g by the next decade."
This news comes as London Mayor Boris Johnson claims he wants to make the city the "electric driving capital of the world".
Speaking at the launch of London's first electric vehicle charging network, Mr Johnson said he was aiming to create 1,300 similar facilities by 2013.
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