Studies have revealed that the electric cars are really “greener”. It will reduce the carbon emissions. this is even after the emissions from manufacture and electricity generation are counted.
The research was done by universities of Exeter, Nijmegen – in The Netherlands – and Cambridge. It says that in 95% cases the electric vehicles are greener over their entire lifespans. Emissions from electric cars are up to 70% lower than petrol cars in countries like Sweden and France (where most electricity comes from renewables and nuclear sources), and around 30% lower in the UK.
The research also says that by 2050 every second car on the streets of the world could be electric. This would reduce the emissions up to 1.5 gigatonnes per year. This is equivalent to the total current CO2 emissions of Russia. The study was a life-cycle assessment in which they not only calculated greenhouse gas emissions generated when using cars and heating systems, but also in the production chain and waste processing.
The paper is published in the journal Nature Sustainability.
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