"If you’re thinking about buying an electric vehicle, whether due to soaring
fuel prices or to lower your greenhouse gas emissions, where you live can make
a huge difference to how climate-friendly your car is.
New research reveals having an electric vehicle would mean less emissions than
a fossil-fuelled car – but the extent
to which electric vehicles can lower
emissions varies in each state. Much depends on how much electricity is
generated from renewable sources, such as solar, wind and hydro.
Australia-wide, the study found electric vehicles emit, on average, 29-41% less
emissions than a typical fossil-fuelled car for every kilometre driven. But
when you break it down into states, Tasmania is expected to see the largest
drop, with 70-77% less emissions per kilometre.
This information is important for meeting climate targets, because Australia’s
on-road fleet is different from the more commonly assessed fleets in the United
States, Europe or Asia in terms of vehicle size, fuel type, emission standards
and fuel quality."
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics