Renewable diesel is a Co2 neutral product that is a direct replacement for hydrocarbon diesel in the diesel fleet. https://www.eia.gov/energyexplained/biofuels/biodiesel-in-depth.php
This fuel is available today, I run it in my Audi Q5 TDI and get better mileage (about 2 mpg). Switching to this fuel also give us a more diverse infrastructure and better ...
I don't believe driving an electric car is more fuel efficiency than for example a modern diesel (which is around 41% fuel efficient more if they made hybrid or better heat recovery). Especially when you consider the losses between the power station, charging the batteries and then driving the car.
However, it is easier to modify power station to deal with ...
Volvo have done an interesting study on this recently, looking at whole-lifecycle emissions for a BEV (battery electric vehicle) XC40 versus a ICE (internal combusion engine) XC40. A vehicle life-cycle of 200,000km is assumed.
In summary, the lifetime emissions are as follows:
ICE XC40: 58 tons
BEV XC40 using average global energy mix: 54 tons (break even ...
No, since building a new electric car has already so much Carbon impact on the planet compared to an old existing conventional car that its lifetime Carbon impact can only be balanced through the use of renewable sources of electricity.
The best approach is:
to drive less, only when necessary
drive a bike !
use shared electric cars
There are several environmental concerns when driving a hybrid.
One is the rare earth metals used in permanent magnet motors such as neodymium. However, it has been already established that electric cars end up being more sustainable than gasoline cars, and also the electric motors in hybrid vehicles aren't bigger than those in electric cars (actually in ...
Here is a report from Union of Concerned Scientists on the total benefits of hybrid vehicles:
It was quoted in this general interest article:
It discusses a full range of aspects of this question, ...