Bringing Down the Famous Electric Car Myth


The emergence of electric cars on the road is a reality at sight. However, when they first came, they actually drove people crazy that left them unable to check on the perks and pitfalls. This was due to the fact that the launch of something as incredible as electric cars were itself, a big excitement to swallow, that people didn’t bother anything else. However, time passed and criticism began to encounter the market. 

Considering today’s automobile market, there is one big myth going on I.e., electric cars are bringing more CO2 pollution to the world as compared to old-school vehicles. The baseline of the myth sticks to many types of research who came up with a finding that the production of electric cars emits an enormous amount of CO2 that outweighs the idea of low emission when running on roads. Here is ZeMotor’s take on the discussion. Read on to know more about it backed up with researches. 

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A new study shows that fears about electric cars can actually increase carbon emissions are a devastating myth. Media reports asked if electric cars really became “greener” after emissions from electricity production and production were calculated.

The study concluded that in most cases, electric cars produce fewer emissions overall, although fossil fuels are still used in production.

Other studies warn that overall management should be reduced to achieve climate goals.

A new study at the universities of Exeter, Nijmegen (Netherlands) and Cambridge shows that 95% of the countries using an electric car for the climate is better than a gasoline car. The exception is places like Poland, where electricity is still mainly produced on coal.

Lifetime emissions

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Scientists say that the average life expectancy of electric cars is 70% lower than gasoline cars in countries like Sweden and France (where most of the electricity comes from renewable sources and nuclear energy) and about 30% cheaper in the UK and the UK.

It is said that the picture of electric vehicles is becoming more and more favorable as countries move towards clean electricity.

The study suggests that by 2050, every second car on the world’s roads could become electric. This will reduce global CO2 emissions to 1.5 gigatons per year, which is equivalent to the current total CO2 emissions in Russia.

Progress could be much faster if the states adopted stricter goals, as the United Kingdom did, promising that every new car sold would have zero emissions no later than 2035. Lead author of the study, Dr. Florian Nobloch of the University of Nijmegen, said: “The idea that electric cars can increase emissions is a complete myth.

“Recently, we, at ZeMotors, talked a lot about this, with a lot of misinformation.”

We managed numbers around the world, looking at various cars, and even in the worst case, emissions were reduced in almost all cases.

The problem is not solved

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However, this does not mean that the problem of cars and the environment has been resolved.

  • Firstly, it will be challenging to switch the fleet to electricity in time to reach the UK climate goal by 2050.
  • Secondly, this process will put enormous pressure on the production and supply of clean energy.
  • Third, wiping tires and brakes on electric vehicles will continue to cause urban pollution.

Professor Greg Marsden of the University of Leeds at Transport Research Institute warned: “Electrification is necessary, but not sufficient.” If we want to achieve climate goals, we need to reduce the demand for trips by at least 20%, along with a large margin from the car.

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It means fundamental social change. Therefore, it is an extreme climate situation, not a climatic inconvenience. A new study also examined electric heat pumps for domestic use and found that they also produce fewer emissions than alternatives to fossil fuels in 95% of the world.

Scientists conducted a life cycle assessment in which they calculated not only the greenhouse gas emissions from using cars and heating systems, but also in the production chain and waste treatment.

ZeMotors has concluded a result that in 53 of the 59 regions of the world, including all of Europe, the United States and China, electric vehicles and heat pumps were cheaper in terms of emissions than alternative fossil fuels.

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