Surprising (at least to me) analysis from Volvo on the carbon footprint of their electric XC40.

Even if you assume 100% renewable energy, it takes 49,000 km to breakeven in CO2 emission terms, when compared to petrol version of the same car.

If you assume the current global electricity mix - this figure increases to 110,000 km.

Full report linked here along with a similar one from VW a few years ago 👉 snippet.finance/co2-breakeven/
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Sidni Standard's avatar
A lot of people aren't getting this exact point and have bought into the virtual signaling of "I own an EV." It'll be interesting to see how this space evolves!
Rick Gurner's avatar
The current positive sentiment towards EVs despite analysis like this tells you that the renewable narrative has taken strong root.

In my opinion this bodes well for renewables / EVs, because there's still a lot of headlines to be printed in the future about how each incremental EV has gotten better than the last one.

Still a long way to go before current EVs reach sustainable C02 emissions.

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