Is an electric car a zero-emission vehicle?
I wish I could ride my bike everywhere…but I’m trying to find a new car that is good for the environment. I’m wondering just how eco-friendly electric cars actually are. They’re better than cars that use fossil fuel, right? Would you say that an electric car is a zero-emission vehicle?
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- Because of their battery, BEVs create more CO2 in production than fossil fuel cars. However, over the course of their lifetime, they produce fewer emissions on an ongoing basis.
- For example, the frugal Volkswagen Golf 1.0 TSI emits 124g/km of CO2.
- Globally, the Nissan Leaf **is one of the best low-emissions EVs. We also recommend the **Chevy Bolt EV and Hyundai Ioniq EV.