April 22, 2014
Are Greener Cars The Answer To Emissions Problems?
A paper from North Carolina State University and the University of Minnesota concluded that the increase in electric drive passenger vehicles, or EDVs, would actually have very little impact on total carbon emissions. After looking at 108 different scenarios, researchers found that even if 42% of all passenger vehicles were EDVs, there would be little to no reduction in air pollutant emissions by 2050. Well, that’s disappointing. However, passenger vehicles only make 20% of carbon dioxide emissions and they say the better policy would be to set a goal to reduce emissions in total, not just counting on EDVs.
[ Read the Article: Electric Cars And Hybrids Will Have Little Effect On Greenhouse Gas Emissions ]