Will electric cars really reduce emissions?
WHEN leaded petrol was no longer available they provided alternatives such as additives to stop the engine valves burning out.
Because it was costed out that to scrap the leaded fuel cars and replace them with cars suitable to run on unleaded fuel would produce a huge increase in greenhouse gases.
We are now faced with the same situation but on a much larger scale as the older cars engines didn't last as long as the modern engines do.
Neither did the bodies and suspensions.
We also have a vast number of more vehicles on the road, so has anyone costed out just what the actual gain in reducing greenhouse gases is by going electric?
Until every internal combustion engine is replaced/scrapped, which includes all small engines that power a multitude of mowers, augers, generators, ad infinitum, then nobody has a bloody clue.
It takes energy to smelt steel to make wind turbines, energy to make solar panels (life span less than the age of my current vehicle).
It takes energy to manufacture the majority of our consumables which the world's ever expanding population demands and nearly all the whitegoods are throwaway items, non repairable.
So just how much will electric cars reduce emissions, if at all, because I can only see an increase in emissions due to the rampant population growth taking part throughout the world of which electric cars will be an infinitesimal part.