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Reproduced from: International Energy Agency, "Net Zero by 2050"; Chart: Axios Visuals

A big reason electric vehicles matter is because they're among the many tools experts see playing an important role in limiting global warming.

The big picture: That chart's part of the International Energy Agency's analysis this month of sweeping changes to global energy systems that would be needed to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

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