- Jan 28, 2019
Driving an EV is much more environmentally friendly than driving a petrol vehicle, which many of us already knew.
An analysis of greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles with different powertrains has been published by the UK’s Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV).
A battery-powered all-electric vehicle is clearly the best option.The study examined emissions from the start of the production process until the end of the life cycle of the car. Over the course of its lifetime, a battery-powered car will be much better for the environment than any other powertrain, even when production emissions are taken into account.
Here is a rundown of the stats. Electric vehicles take the top spot, producing only 97 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometer.. Plug-in hybrids emit 128 grams CO2e per kilometer, hydrogen fuel cells emit 169, and petrol emits 275 grams CO2e per kilometer.