would anybody bother converting a car to electric power?
- For every 100km driven, the
average passenger car removes about 5kg of carbon
out of the ground, mixes it with oxygen to create about 20kg of carbon
dioxide (CO2), and then pumps it into the atmosphere.
(Hybrid vehicles do this also.) This carbon dioxide contributes
significantly to global warming. More on Global Warming...
- Electric vehicles that use
green energy to charge their batteries emit no
greenhouse gases whatsoever, none. See this
table for comparisons between the electric Echo and a petrol
- Apart from carbon
dioxide mentioned above there is also carbon
monoxide, hydrocarbons, nitrogen dioxide and
sulphur dioxide. All have their own way
of damaging us and the environment even in the
smallest of quantities.
vehicles emit none of these dangerous and damaging pollutants.
The only reason we're not all driving
electric vehicles now is because of the vested interests in the automotive and
fossil fuels industries.
Is Global Warming going to
have a significant impact on the planet and it's inhabitants? I don't know and
neither does anybody else. Is it worth the risk if there really is a viable