30 May '13, 10pm

New UK Study Reiterates: Electric Cars Are Greener

New UK Study Reiterates: Electric Cars Are Greener

A three-year research project regarding use of electric cars in the North East of England concluded that electric cars are better for the environment and human health. EVs are also a viable option for most drivers, according to the study. Funded by the U.K.’s Technology Strategy Board, the three-year SwitchEV study in and around the highly industrialized North East of England—where the European version of the 2013 Nissan LEAF happens to be manufactured—has been logging the driving and charging habits of 44 private, public and fleet-owned electric vehicles to better understand how electric cars affect cities. The project logged 71,600 individual electric car trips, totaling 403,00 miles and more than 19,900 individual recharging events, using on-board data logging equipment placed inside participant’s electric cars and at public charging stations. Less Pollution Taking into...

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