Electric Vehicles Have Lowest Life-Cycle Emissions of Passenger Cars
Author: Chinmay Saraf
The European Commission published the European Green Deal, which consists of a strategy with the primary goal of increasing the European Union's (EU) sustainability and making Europe climate neutral by 2050. One of its significant milestones is a minimum of 50% reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, such as CO2, by 2030 compared to 1990 levels. As a result, it is also planned to achieve climate neutrality in the transportation sector, which can primarily be accomplished by reducing GHG emissions from passenger vehicles. The present study compares the total life-cycle greenhouse gas emissions produced by passenger cars that use different powertrains and energy sources.