Green power for electric cars - Harvesting the climate potential of electric vehicles

Publication - February 8, 2010
The study finds that electric vehicles can in principle substantially contribute to decarbonising road passenger transport. However, increasing the number of electric vehicles without a change in current legislation could result in: an increase in oil consumption and CO2 emissions in the EU car sector, compared to a situation without electric vehicles; an increase in coal- and nuclear-based electricity production, instead of an increase in energy production from renewable sources.

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