Electric Cars Not Entirely 'Zero Emission', Researcher Contends

The study found that the electric car produces 75g of carbon emissions per kilometre, compared to emissions of 208g from the average UK car.

Published: 28-Mar-2011

A SCIENCE expert in [Edinburgh] has discovered just how climate-friendly the electric car really is.
In one of the first known studies of its kind, Gary Davis, who works for Edinburgh-based company Ecometrica, looked at the level of carbon released every time an electric car is charged up.

He said he wanted to quash the misconception that electric cars are zero emitters just because they do not release carbon from an exhaust pipe.

Mr Davis, who lives on Ferry Road, looked at electric cars in comparison to traditional vehicles and calculated the level of carbon released by the power station every time the electric vehicle is charged.



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