Are EVs better for the environment?

March 6th, 2013 Comments Off on Are EVs better for the environment?

ElectricGovernment subsidies ‘threaten’ electric car future market. Read more ... » drive trains are generally more efficient than combustion engines. Typically petrolLand Rover reveals EV-hybrid concepts. Read more ... » and diesel engines utilise 25Why electric cars better catch on. Read more ... »-30EU: Parliament backs law to cut car CO2 emissions. Read more ... »% of the fuel"Things you should know" flyer about Tesla model S UK Benefits / Tax breaks #ev. Read more ... »##Q##s energy at best. Recent figures from the RACFairness: #Hybrid and sub 100g/km cars to lose exemption from #London #Congestion #Charge. take that wannabees!. Read more ... » (2010) show typical energy useBring 'em on: Electric Vehicle Charging Point Installed In Newport. Read more ... » for electric vehiclesGovernment subsidies ‘threaten’ electric car future market. Read more ... » of 0Electric Cars Cut Greenhouse Gases Even More Than Expected, NASA Says. Read more ... ».6Electric cars will become as ubiquitous as the internet, says transport minister. Read more ... » MJ/km as comparedElectric vans could save London businesses millions a year. Read more ... » to hybrids (1*Applauds* California Zero Emissions Car Target May Hit 100% By 2030. Read more ... ».2Ultra Low Emission Zone. Read more ... » MJ/km) and diesels (1.7Dumfries and Galloway Council staff electric car 'anxiety'. Read more ... » MJ/km). Some electric vehiclesFairness: #Hybrid and sub 100g/km cars to lose exemption from #London #Congestion #Charge. take that wannabees!. Read more ... » also use ##Q##regenerative braking##Q##, which tops up the batteryElectric B-Class now available to order. Read more ... » when the brakes are applied – this can increase vehicleElectric car insurance explained. Cheaper, affordable, green, first-time drivers appeal. Read more ... » rangeORNL Solid-State Battery Test: 90% Of Original Capacity After 10,000 Cycles. Read more ... » by as much as 20Too good to not* mention: Volvo Plugin (#ev hybrid) V60 - 49g/km CO2 and nearly 150mpg in Hybrid, while Power can deliver 0-62mph in just 6.2 seconds!. Read more ... »%.

Electric vehicles are zeroHave-your-say Poll: Is this fair to make EV #electricCar Driver pay for RapidCharging ? http://goo.gl/LXY3EM. Read more ... »-emission at pointUK: Half of Plug-in Car Grants unclaimed. Read more ... » of use. However, emissionsFirst electric-only car hire service launches in London. Read more ... » are produced during the generation of electricityChanging Times in Hemel: Bright sparks finally switch on to electric car charging. Read more ... », the amount depending on the method of generation. Therefore, the emissions need to be considered on a lifecycle basis so as to include powerMercedes S500 Plug-in Hybrid due in 2015 (20 Miles Max EV Range). Read more ... » stationTough but gotta be done: Netherlands may ban sale of non-electric cars by 2025. Read more ... » emissions.

For CO2 emissionsBudget 2015: new road repair fund and car tax overhaul. Read more ... », electric carsGovernment backing will see more electric vehicles on Scotland’s roads. Read more ... » charged using average UKGovernment subsidies ‘threaten’ electric car future market. Read more ... » ##Q##mains##Q## electricity show a significant reduction – the figures suggest a reduction of around 40UK: Half of Plug-in Car Grants unclaimed. Read more ... »% compared to an small petrol carGovernment subsidies ‘threaten’ electric car future market. Read more ... » . However, if an electric car is compared with a fuel-efficient diesel car, the lifecycle carbon benefit for an electric car using average ##Q##grid##Q## electricity is around 25% – a smaller but still significant reduction.
Larger carbon reductions are likely as the UK grid continues to ##Q##decarbonise##Q##. Of course, if renewable or ##Q##greenFairness: #Hybrid and sub 100g/km cars to lose exemption from #London #Congestion #Charge. take that wannabees!. Read more ... » tariff##Q## electricity is usedGovernment subsidies ‘threaten’ electric car future market. Read more ... », then lifecycle greenhouse gas emissionsElectric Cars Would Lower UK Oil Imports By 40%, But Only With Much Wider Adoption: Report. Read more ... » are effectively zero.

One newNew electric car club in Stratford is first of its kind in UK. Read more ... » impact gaining increasing attention is the energy required to manufacture an EVGovernment subsidies ‘threaten’ electric car future market. Read more ... », which is significantly more than for a conventional vehicle. So far, the studies show that, taken overall, for an average vehicle, the lifeNot Surprised: Electric vehicles will travel much further than drivers expect, study finds. Read more ... » cycleErm, good luck: Southern goes electric – encouraging car park users to plug in while they take the train. Read more ... » emissions are still reduced. One recent report by Ricardo (2011) concludes that the life cycle carbon benefit is currently around 20% – this benefit will increase over timeUSA: Confirmed: 2015 Chevrolet Volt Has Larger Battery, Drivers May See More Range. Read more ... » as more renewable electricityKeeping up with chargeable devices, electric vehicles and renewable energy. Read more ... » becomes available.

For regulated emissions, including nitrogen oxides (NOx) and particulatesRapid charging not as damaging as first thought, new study finds. Read more ... » (PMs), electric cars using average ##Q##mains##Q## electricity are increased. However, as these are emitted from power-stations which are well away from urban areas, their overall impact tends to be much less than when emitted from the exhausts of petrol and diesel cars. As is the case with greenhouse gas emissions, if renewable electricity is used, then lifecycle regulated emissions are also virtually eliminated.

While electric vehicles can provide significant climate changeTough but gotta be done: Netherlands may ban sale of non-electric cars by 2025. Read more ... » benefits, reduce noise pollutionYou're wrong Baroness Kramer. Electric Car is actually intended for ALL trips: both short and Long! #BBCRadio4. Read more ... », and reduce use of fossil fuels, they can also increase levels of air1/2: Ultra low emission motoring in the UK information including the government’s long-term commitment to this issue. Read more ... » pollutants leadingGovernment backing will see more electric vehicles on Scotland’s roads. Read more ... » to higher rates of acidification, and may increase the potential impact on human health in areas where resources (such as lithium) are extracted for battery production. Indeed, the sourcing of lithium remains contentious relating to the level of reserves and the local impacts on human health where lithium is mined.

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