Labor cars plan means higher emissions, more pollution, more coal use, threatens grid

Fantasy-land: Labor wants half of all new cars sales to be EV’s by 2030. That’s a radical change in a big country that loves cars and drives great distances. Last year only 0.2% of new car purchases were EV’s. Our grid is already struggling, and extra charging cars would push it over the edge and add thousands of dollars in network and generation costs.

The ALP are simply copying the Green promises and cutting them in half. The job of the Greens is to make extreme Labor policies look “moderate” through the magical psychology of offering the exact same thing but twice as stupid.

Electric Vehicles produce more carbon emissions if the grid that charges them is powered by fossil fuels.

The results reveal that the energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions of a battery electric vehicle production range from 92.4 to 94.3 GJ and 15.0 to 15.2 t CO2eq, which are about 50% higher than those of an internal combustion engine vehicle, 63.5 GJ and 10.0 t CO2eq. This substantial change can be mainly attributed to the production of traction batteries, the essential components for battery electric vehicles. (Qiao, 2017)

“… an electric car recharged by a […]

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April 1, 2019 at 02:43AM

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