In the production of electric vehicles, 63% more carbon dioxide is released into the environment than in the production of gasoline or diesel cars. At the same time,” electric trains “need to travel about 80 thousand km before becoming as” eco-friendly ” as similar cars in class, but with internal combustion engines, the Daily Mail edition notes.
The report says that the production of the all-electric Polestar 2 generates 24 tons of carbon dioxide, compared with 14 tons for the gasoline-powered Volvo XC40.
Also, a study commissioned by Honda, Aston Martin, Bosch and McLaren mentions that the owner will have to drive 48,700 miles (78,300 km) on the Polestar 2 before its carbon footprint becomes less than the Volvo XC40. Similar results were shown by comparing the Volkswagen e-Golf with a diesel Golf.
As a result, the plans of a number of countries to ban sales of new gasoline and diesel cars from 2030 (in particular, the UK) no longer look so promising. If the calculations are correct, then a massive shift to electric vehicles will only increase harmful emissions into the environment, at least in the short term.
Skeptics have long questioned the unquestionable advantage of electric vehicles in terms of CO2 emissions. This opinion is also held by some car companies. So, in December 2019, Mazda said that a “train” with a large-capacity battery (in calculations-95 kW/h) at any point in its life cycle is “dirtier” than a diesel passenger car (in the calculation was taken Mazda 3 on “heavy fuel”).