Millions of tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions are emitted by Australia every year, and it has the dubious honor as one of the world's top polluters. The transport emissions are continuing to rise due to high polluting cars, more cars on the road, and increased demand for freight driving truck emissions. How do we tackle this?
Many people question whether electric cars are actually more environmentally friendly than petrol and diesel-powered ones; thankfully there's already a lot of research out there that can answer those very questions, and the short answer is Yes - and below is how.
1) It’s true that the average new electric car takes slightly more energy to manufacture than a petrol or diesel car, largely due to building the battery. However, according to research by Carbon Brief, a Nissan Leaf will pay back carbon emitted during manufacturing after less than two years of driving.
With an average lifetime of over 12 years with 7800km distance on roads per year for each EV driven; they emit 30% less CO2 emissions into the environment compared to conventional cars!
2)There is a long list of negative effects that car exhaust has on our environment and health. It's estimated to cause more than half the world’s toxic gas emissions, which are linked with chronic illnesses like asthma, cancer and heart disease. Electric cars emit zero emissions as they only use electricity that can come from renewable sources such as solar panels or wind turbines making it an environmentally friendly option for all commuters in need of transportation options. Conventional vehicles produce harmful greenhouse gases when burning fossil fuels while electric vehicles create no tailpipe emission at all because they rely solely on energy generated through clean methods like solar power according to leading scientists worldwide including Elon Musk who created Tesla motors company outfitted with sustainable technologies aiming towards reducing air pollution globally by 20% over next decade
3)The environmental impact of EV batteries is a difficult question. On one hand, the battery production needs heavy metals and toxic substances like lead to produce; on the other hand, they are getting greener as technology improves (and more lithium-ion powered models come out).
4)Almost all of an EV can be recycled – including the battery. In the next decade, recycling facilities will expand to include EV manufacturers. For example, Nissan is already using electric car batteries in their factories and has plans for battery swapping stations that don't require a single power cord or outlet.
An electric vehicle is a good choice for the environment because they have less fuel emissions and also it can help to cut greenhouse gas emission. So if you are looking at buying your next car, do some research into electric cars - you might be surprised how environmentally friendly they actually are!