P2_7 Electric Vehicles vs Internal Combustion Vehicles

Joseph Duggan, Gregor Gillan, Luke Meehan, Alex Tyrrell


There is much debate over the carbon footprints of electrical vehicles (EV) versus internal combustion engine vehicles (ICE). In this paper, we estimate the net CO2 emissions for the average ICE to surpass that of EVs at ∼25,000 km driven, with the worst EVs requiring ∼74,000 km and the best EVs requiring ∼16,000 km, concluding that EVs always surpass ICEs in their lifetimes.

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