• Carbon dioxide increases have directly contributed to the climate crisis
  • C-Motive’s technology has lower impact on scope 2 carbon emissions
  • Without magnets or copper, scope 3 carbon emissions are much lower



Reducing CO2 levels (decarbonization) is essential to fixing the climate crisis. Significant contributors of carbon emissions are all around us in more ways than one; while an electric vehicle may not burn fossil fuels and emits fewer carbon emissions, it could still be manufactured with materials that contribute generously to carbon emissions. Because of this, we need to dig deeper to truly make a difference in CO2 levels. 


Carbon emissions are sectioned into three scopes:

Dedicated work towards decarbonized technology involves working with each scope and making improvements wherever possible. For C-Motive, that means improved machine efficiency, removing the need for rare earth metals, and a full domestic supply chain.

C-Motive’s novel motor technology has a lower environmental impact with respect to greenhouse gas emissions during both the use phase (Scope 2) and with respect to the environmental impacts embodied in the raw materials (Scope 3) when compared to other motors on the market.

Andrea Hicks, PhD Associate Professor for the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Greenhouse gas emissions for 1 year of use
using average US electricity profile

Greenhouse gas emissions for the raw materials utilized in motor production (US LCI and ecoivent are two different common life cycle inventory databases)

Want to read more? Download C-Motive’s Carbon Emissions Comparison here.


The Four Pillars of Sustainability


Environmental sustainability reflects a desire to improve human welfare by taking action to protect natural resources (water, air, land, and more).


Economic sustainability describes a commitment to improve the use of important assets in order to achieve peak economic efficiency. 


Human sustainability refers the support of individuals involved through providing opportunities to develop skills and promote overall wellbeing.


Social sustainability is associated with the potential outcomes of important decisions and how those decisions may influence the state of future generations.

Environmental & Economic Sustainability

Our electrostatic motor contributes to massive amounts of carbon savings through higher energy efficiency. By utilizing less embodied carbon within the raw materials in its production process, efficiency and carbon savings directly contribute to cost savings.

Material use

C-Motive is creating an efficient electrostatic motor that contains no permanent magnets and the same amount of copper that you would find in a handful of pennies, making our technology both environmentally and economically sustainable at the same time.

Human & Social Sustainability

Internally, C-Motive is dedicated to supporting employees and giving opportunities to enhance skills as well as learn new practices as they continue their careers. Externally, C-Motive looks to sell products that help people around the world and use materials that don’t involve harmful mining and processing practices.