UK trial of electric cars proves they are greener

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UK trial of electric cars they are greener

Electric are greener and could help us cut not carbon emissions but levels of dioxide emissions which are to reduced life expectancy in our and cities.

Data gathered and by transport experts at Newcastle shows that daytime air levels in our towns and cities exceed the Government’s recommended m-3 (21 parts per billion) for prolonged — putting people’s at risk.

But according to a major new year study by the university, cars could play a key in driving down this air which is estimated to be responsible for 1.3 million deaths every In the UK alone, a 2011 House of Environmental Audit Committee highlighted that poor air reduces life expectancy in the UK by eight months and is responsible for 50,000 premature deaths year.

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Analysis of cars as part of the Switch EV trial in the East of England shows electric vehicles produce CO 2 per km than a combustion engine, when the pollution associated electricity generation at power is taken into account.

Using in-vehicle loggers, such as distance travelled, driving behaviour and recharging have been recorded and for over 71,600 electric journeys and 19,900 re-charging

The researchers found that for all the vehicles in the study, their efficiency was much better an equivalent internal combustion (ICE) vehicle. An average new ICE produces around 140g CO 2 /kg counting CO 2 produced during production / transport, which around 15 per cent to the total while the average carbon for the EVs used in the trial was 85g CO 2 /kg (based on a UK grid mix).

Charging during off-peak — when less intensive and renewable energy are being used to power the — together with efficient driver behaviour reduce this carbon even further.

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And because vehicles produce zero gases, introducing more of to our cities’ roads would down pollution in the most — and often highly — areas, such as centres and around schools.

Blythe, Professor of Intelligent Systems at Newcastle University, This has been a huge over the past three involving almost 200 volunteer from across the North to help us build up the first picture of what a low carbon system might look in the future.

And what we’ve demonstrated is EVs are a viable alternative to combustion vehicles for many drivers and help us tackle rising levels. Local authorities look at policies that encourage electric vehicle to reduce traffic related in their urban areas.


Funded by the UK’s innovation the Technology Strategy Board, the investigation is part of a major trial investigating the impact electric vehicles could on the environment, our transport systems and behaviour.

Since its launch in 2010, the SwitchEV project has almost 200 drivers from the North East region over 71,600 trips. The 44 EVs in the trial, including models of the LEAF, Avid CUE-V, Electric Vehicles’ Edison Liberty E-Range and Peugeot have travelled a total of miles — equivalent to around the world 16 times have been charged times and have saved kg CO 2 being released into the

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