Electric cars, the impact on the environment

Electric cars are arriving in Italy, their diffusion in our country is slow and doubtful, we are waiting for incentive plans and the widespread diffusion of charging stations throughout the country. While the Italian peninsula is addressing these issues, the rest of the world is wondering about the environmental impact of electric vehicles. Is it really about green cars?

We have already analyzed the reasons why electric cars are not yet a standard and among these we have mentioned the environmental implications. Today we will delve into theenvironmental impact which have i electric vehicles so as to understand if they are really ecological cars.


The automotive industry is witnessing a real change of direction. In some countries of the world, such as Japan, there is a shift from hybrid cars to fully electric cars. Market of electric vehicles is growing strongly, the main cause of this rise is dictated by the fact that conventional vehicles are strictly dependent on oil that is destined to run out as well as the price of crude oil is destined to rise.

Therefore, the electric cars they are born out of the need to break free from the dependence on oil that the world of transport has, above all because the Western world does not want to depend on the countries that hold the oil fields. To these political and economic interests is added a conscience turned towards ecology and so industry, the market and consumers turn their gaze to electric vehicles.

But it is clear, the power supply of hybrid cars and electric vehicles it is destined to burden the urban electricity network. While waiting for induction charging systems and solar-powered refueling stations, to power the electric cars it will always be a polluting source because it is based on coal.

It all depends on how long it will take for solar refueling stations to spread, and above all, if they will ever become a standard within the reach of any territory. The real problem is that without economic interests, no technology can spread on a large scale, whether it is electricity or biofuel.

Since i electric vehicles Will the leading industries in the sector feed on electricity, will they be able to distribute energy, aggravating this additional burden? And most importantly, they will manage to find a really clean system that they can use renewables for powering the cars? In some places in Germany, Texas and Japan, this is already a reality. Wind and solar power plants are used to power the electric cars.

The ideal would be to follow the example of Germany which with its technologies has managed to set up a clean energy trio capable of powering part of the nation's hybrid vehicles. This point is clear: the electric cars they are almost 100% sustainable only if powered by clean energy sources, if powered by coal-fired power plants, they are still low-emission vehicles and less polluting than current cars but there is still another not too green aspect: the disposal of batteries . There are still too few car companies that have adequate disposal plans for used batteries.

Key points. Electric Cars:
Although powered by electricity from coal-fired power plants, they are less polluting than conventional cars.
They free the Western market from the dependence on oil wells of certain countries.
The spread of charging stations is still too slow.
They are zero impact cars only if powered by electricity from renewable sources.


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