Electric cars emit three times less CO2 than gasoline and diesel carsApril 21, 2020
Experts conducted a study in Europe, measuring carbon dioxide emissions from different types of machines.
According to new data, electric cars produce three times less CO2 than similar gasoline and diesel models. The European Federation of Transport and the Environment, commonly referred to as T&E, has created a device that collects CO2 emissions data and links them to gasoline, diesel and electric cars.
The new device takes into account the amount of CO2 generated during the burning of fuel by cars with internal combustion engines, as well as emissions from the production of electrified vehicles, in particular the effect of carbon on the extraction of resources for building batteries and building power plants.
In the worst case scenario, an electric car with a battery made in China and operating in Poland produces 22% less CO2 than an equivalent diesel car, and 28% less than its gasoline counterpart.
Meanwhile, at best, an electric car with a battery made in Sweden and operated in Sweden, where renewable energy is more common, can emit 80% less CO2 than a diesel car and 81% less gasoline.
According to the data, a medium-sized electric car with a battery manufactured in the EU and operated in the UK will produce 61% less CO2 than an equivalent diesel and 64% less than average gasoline.
Meanwhile, if an electric car’s battery were made in China and it was still in use in the UK, it would emit 57 percent less CO2 than an equivalent diesel and 60 percent less than average gasoline.
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