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Reducing Emissions Associated with Electric Vehicles

A century ago the electric car (now more frequently called the electric vehicle or EV) was seen to be the ideal city car, while at the same time addressing the serious transport pollution problems of the time. With the development of lithium ion battery technology, the electric car once again offers to be the ideal city car and at the same time to address transport pollution problems. Concerns have been raised that electric cars merely relocate greenhouse gas emissions from the car exhaust to the exhaust stack of the power generation plant.This paper identifies a range of strategies to ensure that the electric car is truely a zero emissions vehicle, at a time of growing concerns about global warming and the deminishing access to conventional fuels due to peak oil.

Download the full document by Dr Laurence Sparke OAM here

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