Electric cars: are they really green

Also collapses the last aperture in the dispute between electric cars and internal combustion?

The survey carried out by the Dutch Radboud University in collaboration with the faculty of English of Cambridge and Exeter, uncluttered, perhaps in the final field for the one that is the “mother of all questions“ related to the vehicles emissions to zero.

In fact, this study demonstrates that the vehicles battery in Europe, while drawing from the normal electricity network, are always better than internal combustion, thus putting an end (at least for proponents of the instant change of the propulsion system for road vehicles) and the presumed assumption that the electric car, as loaded on the normal network, and not from renewable sources, however, emit CO2, saw that somehow the current must be produced.

The research shows that electric cars lead to an overall reduction in carbon emissions, even if production of electricity still involves high rates of pollution: the electric option is more green than gasoline cars, conventional even in 95% of cases in the world, with a few exceptions, as in the case of Poland, where the electricity production is still based mainly on coal.

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The average emissions of the electric car, direct and indirect, have been assessed lower than 70% than gasoline cars in some countries like Sweden and France, which derive most of their electricity from renewable sources and from nuclear, and about 30% IN GB.

The research goes even further, predicting that if in 2050, we arrive at a share of 50% of road vehicles to electric drive, the CO2 emissions could be reduced by up to 1.5 gigatoni a year, the same value, to get an idea of size, as it emits in the atmosphere of a country giant like Russia in the period of twelve months.

The study was not limited to electric vehicles: putting the spotlight on electric heat pumps for domestic use, in fact, research has confirmed that they also produce less emissions than those of fossil fuels in 95% of cases.

“The results are clear – says dr. Florian Knobloch, department of environmental sciences, Radboud University, the author of the study : to reduce carbon emissions, it is necessary to be converted massively to electric cars”