roubaixtuesday wrote:Tangled Metal wrote:What about carbon / pollution making electric cars? Is it a lot less than ICE cars? I only ask because I thought a high proportion of the carbon footprint of ICE cars is in production. Has this carbon footprint and pollution in the manufacture of electric cars reduced significantly from ICE production? If not then are electric cars really the solution?
Serious question. Electric cars are better than ICE cars definitely but are they really a long term solution? What percentage of the ICE car's lifetime pollution is the level of pollution of the electric car? Anyone seen such figures?
Electric bikes, mopeds and motorbikes might be a better option. Or electric mass transportation systems.
Yes, but it depends on the source of the electricity. Here's a breakdown showing how it varies, source: https://www.carbonbrief.org/factcheck-h ... ate-change
Similar ratios to that presented (using what used to be called a 'busy' slide ) by Ricardo at a recent LCVP conference. Also in that presentation is the statement that "Life Cycle Impacts to be implemented in EU regulations by 2026" - what did the EU ever do for us?