A global comparison of the life-cycle greenhouse gas emissions of combustion engine and electric passenger cars

A new study by the ICCT finds battery-electric cars already have a better greenhouse gas emissions record than conventionally powered vehicles – and not only in Europe, but also in China, India or the USA. By 2030, the emissions advantage will increase further.

For the study, the experts of the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) considered the compact car class over its entire lifetime, so the emissions from the production of the vehicles and batteries are included. Furthermore, the disposal of the vehicle was also taken into account.

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22.07.2021 08:37