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The immediate previous sentence says: The other unknown that BNEF considers is the rise of autonomous cars and ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft, which would all put more cars on the road that drive more than 20,000 miles a year. If there is a benefit to electric vehicles per mile driven, that benefit will be realized more quickly by someone who'...


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The article is considering the total costs of ownership of electric vs internal combustion engined (ICE) cars, including purchase and running costs. One of the benefits of electric cars is that fuel costs are very low; the car costs more to buy, but costs less to run. The point at which owning an electric vehicle becomes more economical than an ICE one ...


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By crushing the car and recycling the metal. That's how. Diesel cars are awful and there's pretty much nothing anyone can do about it, if the recent VW diesel cheating scandal hasn't already made that abundantly clear. Volkswagen had done everything they could, using the latest technology, to reduce the emissions of these cars, but they still couldn't get ...


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In the USA the Daimler/Mercedes "Smart" Fortwo car is the obvious choice, rated at 41mpg on the highway. Those look silly but are quite safe and very fuel efficient, as well and being ridiculously easy to park. In parts of Europe it's legal to park them across a roadside car parking space (so you can get two cars into one spot). The efficiency is all-round ...


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Generally a driver doesn't know the exact angle of the hill at any point in time, nor do they generally know the exact combination of gear and gas-pedal that will be the most efficient. Maybe some day those things become standard features, and maybe the car could even calculate where the top of the hill is and work out how to optimise fuel consumption too. ...


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It largely depends on the sort of driving you do - if you do lost of short journeys, buy petrol (or electric), if you mostly do long journeys, buy Diesel. The best thing you can do to reduce the impact is simply to drive it less - The fewer miles you do, the less emissions you create, so consider using the train instead wherever possible, and walk/cycle for ...


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What those countries has in common are non-existant infrastructure like banking system, electricity and sewage. So comfort in everyday life is not there. A good car delivers instant gratification. It is more affordable than a house, has air conditioning and temporary isolation from the atmosphere. A terrible long term solution, but a great one for the ...


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People world-wide like status. I return to the South Pacific I take WalMart bags from America. The ladies love to go to town with them. It means someone in our family is rich enough to go there or our friend can go there. Same with the big cell phone. A vehicle says I can out run you, ford deeper rivers and climb up the side of a mountain faster to get away ...


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It's phenomenally complicated, poorly understood, and very difficult to model. It depends on the layout of buildings, where and when emissions happen, what the local winds are, and what's happening upwind. It's all a bunch of numerical approximations (so much turbulence, so no analytic closed-form solution), and very expensive to get a snapshot of the ...


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