“Electric Vehicles Emit More CO2 than Diesel Ones, German Study Shows”

“There’s one born every minute!” (‘sucker’), or so the old adage goes. In America, however, this adage should read: “There’s tens of MILLIONS born every minute!” “Green”? Yes, as in billions upon billions of green dollars in the pockets of the same pigs who own the oil industry! It’s all a scam little boys and girls.

Perhaps, instead of worrying so much about the planet, we the individuals should be more concerned about the state of ourselves (humanity)? The planet has been around for billions of years, and will continue to be around long after we have allowed ourselves to be completely exterminated by a tiny minority of inbred psychopaths. Let me put this in a way that most of you will be capable of understanding: It’s time to wake up, all you Dorothys and Totos out there, this ain’t Kansas, nor has it ever been. This hell we find ourselves in, truly is Oz (an elaborate illusion), where the lying, perverse and bloodthirsty wicked witches have been ruling and making mayhem for millennia now. Therefore, someone needs to have the guts to go to the well, and then dowse these wicked witches with a deluge of water, so they melt away and can never return (YES…YOU CAN CHANGE THE COURSE):

Electric vehicles emit more CO2 than diesel ones, German study shows


‘Electric vehicles in Germany account for more CO2 emissions than diesel ones, according to a study by German scientists.

When CO2 emissions linked to the production of batteries and the German energy mix – in which coal still plays an important role – are taken into consideration, electric vehicles emit 11% to 28% more than their diesel counterparts, according to the study, presented on Wednesday at the Ifo Institute in Munich.

Mining and processing the lithium, cobalt and manganese used for batteries consume a great deal of energy. A Tesla Model 3 battery, for example, represents between 11 and 15 tonnes of CO2. Given a lifetime of 10 years and an annual travel distance of 15,000 kilometres, this translates into 73 to 98 grams of CO2 per kilometre, scientists Christoph Buchal, Hans-Dieter Karl and Hans-Werner Sinn noted in their study.

The CO2 given off to produce the electricity that powers such vehicles also needs to be factored in, they say.

When all these factors are considered, each Tesla emits 156 to 180 grams of CO2 per kilometre, which is more than a comparable diesel vehicle produced by the German company Mercedes, for example.

The German researchers, therefore, take issue with the fact that European officials view electric vehicles as zero-emission ones. They note further that the EU target of 59 grams of CO2 per km by 2030 corresponds to a “technically unrealistic” consumption of 2.2 litres of diesel or 2.6 litres of gas per 100 kms.

These new limits pressure German and other European car manufacturers into switching massively to electric vehicles whereas, the researchers feel, it would have been preferable to opt for methane engines, “whose emissions are one-third less than those of diesel motors.”’

Source – Brussels Times