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May 11, 2020—A new study by the universities of Exeter, Nijmegen and Cambridge has concluded that electric cars lead to lower carbon emissions overall.

Driving an electric car is better for the environment in 95 percent of the world. The only exceptions are places like Poland, where electricity generation is still mostly based on coal.

According to the study, average lifetime emissions from electric cars are up to 70 percent lower than petrol cars in countries like Sweden and France. 

Researchers carried out a life-cycle assessment in which they not only calculated greenhouse gas emissions generated when using cars and heating systems, but also in the production chain and waste processing.

Click4Reg commissioned the data

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