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Electric cars – do zero add up?

The perception is electric vehicles are the way to travel; this only to be true if you’re using electricity to charge the vehicle


an electric car may seem to be the green when the energy label Zero CO2 emissions. But that’s not the story when you factor in the required to charge the batteries, and CO2 emissions created in electricity the green benefits then less clear.

According to Vehicle Certification (VCA), the latest Renault 4, dCi 90 ECO, emits 83 grams of CO2 per travelled. In comparison the Electric Leaf, requires 173 Watts of to travel the same distance. the CO2 emissions produced to generate amount of mains electricity, the National Energy Foundations and that equates to 94 grams of

Thus making the diesel more CO2 efficient by 206 kilograms per based on an annual mileage of miles.

In financial terms, an electric car wins hands on running costs. Based on the mileage of 12,000, the electric will cost GBP 483 a year to The Clio 4 comes in at GBP 895, double!

These savings are mainly by the tax differentials between the energy rather than CO2 efficiencies in The big benefit, in environmental terms, of cars is zero tail emissions whilst moving – pollution in towns and cities.

from Sust-it said, We completely surprised when we to analyse the Vehicle Certification electric vehicle testing The perception is electric vehicles are the way to travel; this only to be true if you’re using electricity to charge the vehicle. The of zero emissions for electric needs to be corrected.

A first step would be to show the CO2 emissions produced in generation, and then display on the showroom energy labels and material.

Sust-it’s website electricity costs associated charging electric and plug-in vehicles, plus associated CO2 produced in electricity generation. unique running cost show the real cost of an electric car, and their The energy consumption figures are on Vehicle Certification Agency testing data and average costs.

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About Sust-it

energy efficiency website products by their energy and CO2 emissions. It does this its unique calculations of average combined with carefully energy usage data by manufacturers and government agencies. The is constantly updated and contains a range of products from to Chest Freezers.

You can compare tariffs and calculate your CO2 at the same time. The electricity rates used to calculate the per hour/cycle/year are based on the BIS (Department for Innovation skills) Quarterly Prices. CO2 Calculations taken National Energy Foundation.

The Vehicle Certification Agency publishes fuel prices and figures used by Sust-it.

The website has been conceived and by TurnRound, after it’s Ross Lammas, became frustrated by the difficulty in finding the on the energy consumption of products, he was building an environmentally sustainable and home. The site is independent any manufacturers, retailers or energy And does not receive any funding any Government agencies, trusts or charities.

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