Electric vehicles

Most of us have at least one car that we use for commuting, the school run or for shopping. And most of us are increasingly aware of the impacts that our vehicles are having on the environment. These include the health effects of local air pollution. And given an emission of around 1.5 tonnes of CO2 each year, cars are a major source of climate change GHG emissions. 

Many of us are interested in switching to a lower emission electric vehicle, but are concerned about the high purchase costs and their limited driving range. The graphics below from Carbon Brief show the latest data on ‘life-cycle’ EV emissions compared to a standard car. 

To explore your EV options, the Electric Vehicles Database and Go Ultra Low are good places to start. They provides information about EV up-front and running costs as well as guidance on practical range limits for EVs.

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If you want to discuss the day-to-day aspects of owning and running an EV based on first-hand experience, please contact us and we’ll put you in touch with an EV-owning WNZ member for a chat.

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