‘Electric cars are not eco-friendly’

April 19th, 2009 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Apr. 19 (ANI): The environmental benefits of electric cars are as good as none, a new research has revealed.

Dismissing the environmental benefits of electric cars as “fiction”, Transport Watch group denounced inclusion of electric cars into green methods of transport.

The research paper says: “We conclude that the notion that electric cars will reduce emissions is a fiction.”

According to the research, the amount of energy used by coal fired power stations to create the electricity to recharge electric vehicles makes them half as efficient as diesel cars.

Diesel powered vehicles emit approximately half as much CO2 as electric cars when the use of fossil fuels to produce electricity is taken into account.

The research further warned that Britain’s carbon emissions could even go up if there is a sudden surge in demand for electric cars.

The findings even questions the 250 million pound government scheme, which offers 5,000 pound subsidies to buy a new electric car. (ANI)

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