A clear plus point – an electric patrol car does not emit any toxic exhaust gasses into the environment via the exhaust. But does that alone make environmentally-friendly vehicles out of the models available today? Any form of human locomotion that involves machines is not emission-free. The production of bicycles also costs energy and resources. The question is not whether, but to what extent one intervenes in the environment for comfortable traffic.
- E-cars cause almost no harmful emissions while driving.
- The environmental balance of today’s e-cars is better than that of combustion engines.
- Battery production in particular is not ideal in terms of energy consumption and the use of raw materials.
- Despite battery production, e-cars become more environmentally friendly than combustion engines after an average of 8.5 years.
The advocates of e-cars see the many positive sides of the new electric mobility. For them, it is clear that environmental and climate protection will only be possible in the short, medium, and long term with e-cars. Opponents argue that the manufacture of batteries means that an electric vehicle is hardly environmentally friendly.
A combustion engine requires an exhaust pipe from which the toxic and polluting exhaust gases are blown out. An e-car does not need an exhaust. The reason is simple – the engine produces no exhaust fumes. Electric vehicles in particular, which are powered by electricity from regenerative energy sources, make a major contribution to protecting the environment.
With regard to the climate goals, the combination of electric cars and regenerative energy sources offers a good opportunity to save CO2. In terms of emissions, an e-car is actually more environmentally friendly than a combustion vehicle.