Electric Vehicles are good for the environment

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The debate about the overall effect on pollution of electric vehicles continues.  David Brown reports on some recent research.

Are EVs greener than those powered by fossil fuel, if you consider all emissions from production and electricity generation.

A study by the universities of Radboud in Nijmegen (Nye – make shen), Netherlands, and Cambridge and Exeter in the UK, shows that use of EVs leads to lower carbon emissions overall – even if electricity generation still involves substantial amounts of fossil fuels.

The consequences of COVID-19 in the huge reduction in local pollution points to the value of reducing the number of vehicles that are using fossil fuels.

If you take climate change out of the equation then the benefit of non-fossils fuels need only consider local pollution and the benefits are now obvious.

Fears that electric vehicles (EVs) could actually increase carbon emissions are ‘a myth’, according to new research.

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.