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Electric cars could cut oil imports 40% by 2030, says study

 
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 9:10 am    Post subject: Electric cars could cut oil imports 40% by 2030, says study Reply with quote

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Electric cars could cut the UKs oil imports by 40% and reduce drivers fuel bills by 13bn if deployed on a large scale, according to a new study.

An electric vehicle surge would deliver an average 1,000 of fuel savings a year per driver, and spark a 47% drop in carbon emissions by 2030, said the Cambridge Econometrics study.

The paper, commissioned by the European Climate Foundation, said that air pollutants such as nitrogen oxide and particulates would be all but eliminated by mid-century, with knock-on health benefits from reduced respiratory diseases valued at over 1bn.

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/mar/10/electric-cars-could-cut-oil-imports-40-by-2030
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, but where does all this electricity come from? The article doesn't touch on that. Fuel will be burned to create it unless a huge investment in wind and solar etc takes place. Plus the cars's exteriors are completely solar panelled.

The Guardian wrote:
71% expected to change their car in the net five years


The net five years?
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