The International Council for Green Transport (ICCT) has released a report that clearly demonstrates the superiority of electric motors over traditional internal combustion engines (ICEs) in automobiles.
Specialists of a non-profit organization analyzing the impact of cars on the environment have dispelled the myth that electric cars pollute the environment no less than cars with internal combustion engines. According to researchers, lobbyists of the automotive industry usually talk about the dangers of electric cars.
So, in the ICCT report, experts estimated the emissions from popular medium-sized electric cars registered in 2021 in the USA, Europe, India and China – these markets account for about 70% of global electric vehicle sales. The analysis showed that in Europe, lifetime emissions of electric vehicles are 66-69% lower than those of vehicles with engines running on conventional fuels. In the US, over the same period, electric cars should produce 60-68% less emissions, in China – by 37-45%, in India – by 19-34%. The decline in Asia is due to the fact that electricity production in these countries is mainly based on coal combustion.
The research was based on the fact that the produced car will be in operation for at least 18 years. The authors of the report stated that the electric car is definitely more environmentally friendly than a car with an internal combustion engine. In addition, the report notes that in the case of electric vehicles, there is an opportunity to further reduce carbon emissions by properly disposing of used batteries.
According to the findings of the researchers, an electric car becomes much more environmentally friendly than a conventional car with an internal combustion engine about a year after the start of its use.
Earlier it was reported that the EU countries plan to completely abandon cars with internal combustion engines (ICE) in favor of electric cars by 2035. According to Bloomberg, zero-emission vehicles will help Europeans achieve their ambitious climate targets.