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Lasse Swärd: High time to klimatdeklarera even electric cars

More interesting is that also the vehicle manufacturers and the motor vehicle trade are behind the campaign by Car Sweden and MRF, Motorbranschens association.

It is good that it is given out easily understood information about electric. There are many question marks to straighten out.

Even better it had been if the campaign also touched on the challenges. Now we just have to know that a small electric car running in Sweden, ”saving a total of 60 to 70 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions” compared to an equivalent fossil-fuel car.

large electric car with a jättebatteri, which require considerable amounts of energy to be manufactured, we do not know. Not how it is, if the electric car is running in a country like Poland or Germany where they also make a lot of electricity by coal.

A recent study from the European environment agency shows that the climate effects of running an electric car can vary from negative in countries with coal-fired power plants to sharply positive if the cars charged with wind power.

the obvious advantages such as lower noise and zero local exhaust emissions. But it provides high-quality environment - and the impact on the climate when the raw materials for the batteries is mined, processed, refined, and to the battery cells. New in the bilhallen has the electric car therefore a higher climate debt than comparable fossil-fuel car.

During the körfasen will the electric car eventually catch up and pass by. When it happens depends on a number of factors. If fossilbilen tanked with only renewable fuel, such as biogas, it becomes more complicated. Then it is not a given that the electric car will ever pass.

There are currently very stringent sustainability requirements on biofuels, which is good.

Similar requirements must be imposed on electric vehicles. Account for the indirect klimatavtrycken so we can compare and make the best choice.

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