Silently coursing around 200,000 electric cars around on Norway's roads.
When there is allerflest cars on the road in Oslo, consists the whole of the 25 percent of the vehicles are evs. But according to senior researcher at Cicero Center for climate research Glenn Peters makes the many electric cars, not something by Norway's total Co2 emissions.
Klimaforskeren contradicts not that electric cars reduce Co2 emissions per km driven, but believes that the norwegians, among others, are still using regular cars for their usual drive, and then use the electric cars to run the extra mile, write TU Electric.
- It will be like buying a new, energy efficient refrigerator, and put the old refrigerator in the basement, where you use it to keep his beer cold. Then you have not in practice reduced the energy you use on refrigerators, " said Glenn Peters.
the Researcher believes that when people first bought an electric car, so they are also less likely to take it public, cycle or walk to their destination. According to him, an owner of a cool car, probably less against running a three hour trip compared to taking the train.
Erik Figenbaum, who is scientific director at the Institute of Transport economics, is not at all agree with Glenn-Peter's hypothesis.
- It is not easy to say anything certain, whether owners of electric cars running more than others. You must also know what they are, who owns an electric car, had done, if they have not bought an electric car. It is not a given that they had cycled or taken the bus. They might just as well buy a cheap petrol car, says Erik Figenbaum.
According to the Figenbaum replaces 90 percent of the electric car-buy a purchase of a normal car. The last ten percent of the purchased electric cars is therefore beyond what would have otherwise been purchased. This means that it can contribute to a small increase in mileage among those who have electric cars.
Glenn Peters has yet another explanation of why there is going to be a long time before you can feel the electric car get on the Co2 accounts. For as electric cars become more popular, the price will fall in the petrol cars.
According to Peters, it is fundamental economic theory and evident that the price on the 'old fashioned' cars a day are so low that they are experiencing a resurrection.
However, all is not lost. According to Glenn Peters is there just a long wait for the goal of a more green personal traffic.
- It does not mean that the electric cars in the long term, can not provide real emission reductions, but that more than 50 percent of new car sales are electric, is not necessarily enough. It will take a decade or maybe more to see a big change in emissions, he says.