Energy and Low-Carbon Futures
Is it better for the climate to drive an electric vehicle?
Topics: Impacts and adaptation, Mitigation
Publication date: December 2017
Are electric cars really better for the climate than petrol and diesel engines? This infographic shows how much of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide is produced by driving an electric car one kilometre. While this varies depending on the electricity mix in the country in which it is charged, it compares favourably to the best-selling conventional cars in those countries.
For more details of data used, see Drax Electric Insights: Electric cars get greener and The low carbon electricity league table.
Download the full list of data sources here: Data source for - Is it better for the climate to drive an electric car
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