Only two of the 12 largest automakers in the world intend to build enough electric vehicles by 2030 to maintain pace with the climate goals set by the Paris Accord, experts said Wednesday.

Tesla and Mercedes-Benz, according to campaign group InfluenceMap, are the only twelve major carmakers on track to switch to zero-emissions vehicles in line with climate targets.

Those worst-performing are Japanese auto giants Toyota, Honda and Nissan, which report that environmentally sound vehicles will account for only 14, 18 and 22 percent of their scheduled output in 2029.

South Korean Hyundai, U.S. maker Ford, and France’s Renault were only slightly better, with 27%, 28%, and 31% of their worldwide fleets anticipated to go electric within seven years.

The exception to that is Tesla, a “pure player” that has only produced electric cars and trucks until now.

‘Nearly all automakers are failing to keep pace with the transition to zero emissions,’ said Ben Yoriev, program director at Influence Map.

In the European Union, whose target is to cut greenhouse gas emissions to 55 per cent below 1990 levels by 2030, Toyota’s fleet plans to drive 50 per cent of its vehicles on electric power by 2029.

This means that the auto industry would need to increase output of emission-free automobiles by 80% to reach the IEA’s production target of 2030.

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Ford Motor Company is an American multinational automobile manufacturer headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, United States. It was founded by Henry Ford and incorporated on June 16, 1903. (wikipedia)