30 Oct '17, 2pm

EVs greener than diesel, even when charged with dirtiest electricity

30.10.2017 EVs greener than diesel even when charged with dirtiest electricity A new study shows that EVs are greener over the lifecycle of a car Lifecycle emissions of an electric vehicle (EV) are lower than those of diesel cars, even when powered by the most carbon intensive electricity. According to research by VUB university in Brussels, for independent European green travel campaigner Transport & Environment (T&E), EVs will get greener still as increased amounts of renewable electricity enters the grid. Even in those countries in Europe with the greatest greenhouse gas emissions from electricity generation - Poland and Germany - EVs still perform better than diesel models when analysing lifecycle emissions than a diesel car. In Poland, the worst average of those countries monitored, EVs were still 25% greener than compared to diesel cars. In the greenest countries in ...

Full article: http://www.nextgreencar.com/news/8206/evs-greener-than-di...

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