‘The idea EVs could increase emissions is essentially a myth’

A new study suggests electric cars are ‘considerably’ healthier for the earth’s climate, despite some suggestions that they generate more emissions during production and electricity generation

Electric cars are ‘considerably’ healthier for the earth’s climate, despite some suggestions that they generate more emissions during production and electricity generation.

That's according to new research published by the universities of Exeter, Nijmegen and Cambridge, which states electric vehicles (EVs) produce 70% less overall emissions than petrol vehicles in France and Sweden, countries that primarily use renewable energy, and 30% lower in the UK.

Abating fears that EVs may not be ‘greener’ than fossil-fuel based vehicles, the study projects half of all cars become electric by 2050 and notes this would see carbon dioxide emissions cut yearly by 1.5 gigatonnes, equivalent to Russia’s total emissions.

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