Many organizations question if electric vehicles are really “greener” than their fossil fuel counterparts. Their fear is that electric cars actually increase the levels of carbon emission. This myth, however, is incorrect and truly damaging as it misleads people.
New and extensive research by the universities of Cambridge, Exeter, and Nijmegen – in The Netherlands, shows that in 95% of the world, driving an electric vehicle is better for the environment and climate.
Significant Drop in Lifetime Emissions
The conducting experiments prove that average “lifetime” carbon emission levels from electrical cars are up to 70% lower than petrol vehicles in countries such as France and Sweden where most of the electricity is generated through nuclear and renewable sources.
The studies project that by 2050 every second car in the world would be electric. This will reduce CO2 emissions by up to 1.5 gigatonnes per year. This is equivalent to the number of carbon emissions generated currently by Russia alone!
Electric Cars Won’t Solve the Carbon Emission Problem
Replacing every second fossil-fuel vehicle with an electrical car won’t solve all transportation-related environmental problems.
To attain the desired objective, society and automative manufacturers must overcome several hurdles, such as:
- Shifting the global car fleet to electric by 2050.
- Finding ways that won’t put a huge strain on facilities used for the generation and supply of clean energy.
- Reducing pollution caused by the tire abrasion while braking.
Researchers believe that a major social change would be necessary to effectively impact the current levels of carbon emission.
While electrification is necessary, it won’t be enough. To meet the set climate goals, travel demand reductions of at least 20% are required. Also, people must shift away from the car and use other means of transportation when possible.
Reducing CO2 emissions isn’t a climate inconvenience but an emergency that must be taken seriously and dealt with immediately.
Sebastian Vettel Admits: There Were Fights I Shouldn’t Have Picked
In an interview, Sebastian Vettel shared a lot of things, and one of them was the one thing he would change in hindsight. Speaking in a podcast, he was asked to reflect on his time at Ferrari that would come to an end. In 2021, he will join the team of Aston Martin. He was refreshingly outspoken as he looked back in time at what he could have avoided over the six years with Ferrari, namely “fights” that he considered unnecessary but about which he had no regrets.
About Sebastian Vettel’s Interview
In the podcast, he shares that he feels he failed because he set himself on the mission to win the championship with Ferrari. and he didn’t manage to do this. He believes that there are things that he should have done better, fights that maybe he should not have picked, and things that maybe he should have seen earlier. Then again, he thinks everything that happened brought him where he is now.
He also shares that he is not generally talking about stuff that happens on the track right now, like losing the car in Hockenheim in sort of half-dry, half-wet conditions. Many people think this is a low point in his career, but they don’t think about things like this.
Sebastian Vettel – One of Scuderia’s All-Time Greatest
He thinks that looking back, the fights weren’t worth picking. Again, part of them he considers to be in his nature, and it was natural to do so. Overall, Sebastian Vettel’s assessment of his time at Ferrari was brutal and pragmatic. It’s a strong relationship that yielded no championships but 14 wins, making him the third-most successful driver in the Scuderia team and their fourth-most experienced driver with 111 starts
The four-time champion has seven races left with Ferrari before he moves to Aston Martin.