Electric Cars and Electric Mobility - Statistics & Facts
Dwindling stocks of raw materials, environmental issues around global warming and rapid urbanization in the developing world are among the challenges that engineers and scientists need to address to meet concerns and provide answers to questions over sustainability and the future of the planet. They have certainly begun to do so. Government agencies, including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the United States, are increasingly beginning to introduce limits on carbon dioxide emissions. Automakers are expected to be penalized if they fail to meet these standards. In 2015, Volkswagen experienced how disrespecting emerging environmental regulations may hurt brand image.
In spite of the new regulations, standards and goals in effect, opponents are right to criticize that the sources of electricity employed to power electric cars, as well as the types of materials used in car batteries are generally not taken into consideration when it comes to calculating a vehicle’s carbon footprint.
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