Electric cars can harm the environment more than diesel cars

Electric cars can harm the environment more than diesel cars

December 31, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

Mazda said that electric cars with high-capacity batteries are more harmful to the environment than the same diesel cars that individual countries are struggling with so much.

Electric cars with the so-called “long-range” batteries harm the environment more than cars with a diesel engine under the hood. About this in an interview with reporters of the publication Automotive News said the European director of research at Mazda Christian Schulze. The manufacturer estimated that a 95 kWh battery (like the top-end Tesla Model S and Model X versions) eventually releases more carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere than diesel cars. Given their production and disposal.

Bearing in mind this feature of batteries with increased capacity, Mazda did not put such a battery on its first Mazda MX-30 electric car, taking care of the environment. The novelty is content with a modest 35.5 kWh battery, while its main rivals attract customers with more capacious batteries.

According to Mazda, the amount of CO2 emitted during the manufacture and disposal of even such a battery for the MX-30 is comparable to the level of emissions that was recorded when using the Mazda 3 diesel hatchback.