Electric Vehicles, a Green Choice for the Environment

By CIOReview | Monday, June 24, 2019

Electric Vehicles have introduced a future where green technology is in high use and demand. As technology becomes more prevalent, electric vehicles are likely to become even more efficient and sustainable. 

FREMONT, CA: The world is in a new era of transportation where cleaner cars are no more an imagination. Across its life cycle, an electric vehicle emits fewer greenhouse gases and air pollutants when compared to petrol or diesel equivalent. Emissions are commonly higher in the production phase of electric cars, which are more than offset by lower emissions in the use phase over time. An electric vehicle also uses battery power to drive the motor, burns no gasoline or other fossil fuels and therefore is zero carbon emissions vehicles. Any emissions created are indirect, coming from the source of electricity.

The European Environment Agency's new Transport and Environment Reporting Mechanism (TERM) report came to the necessary conclusion that when it comes to climate change and air quality, electric vehicles are preferable over fuel vehicles. Contrary to some public doubts and uncertainties about its environmental benefits, the fact is increasingly clear, and these benefits will further increase going forward as the use of renewable energy increases. 

One of the significant reasons for the introduction of electric cars is the concern over greenhouse gas emissions and their contribution to global warming. The impact of reduced carbon emissions can benefit urban areas, where a vast majority uses cars. Decreased air pollution due to the absence of the exhaust pipe promotes more sustainability for electric vehicles, which in turn dramatically reduces the negative impact of transportation needs on the environment.

Overall electric vehicles are significantly cleaner and safer for the environment than conventional cars. The most considerable risk to the environment from fuel-powered cars are air pollution, depletion of the ozone layer from emitted chemical substances, and the occasional oil and radiator chemicals leakage, which usually seep into the soil, water supply thus harming all living organisms eventually. Pollutants found in car exhaust cause health issues and chemicals like carbon monoxide and benzene prevents oxygen intake and are linked to severe illnesses like cancer.

Embracing the electronic vehicle revolution will not only help reduce environmental impacts but adds to public health benefits and fuels technological innovation. It is high time to embrace the change and look towards the future.