Electric Vehicles in Germany Emit More Carbon Dioxide Than Diesel Vehicles

The Institute for Energy Research reports:

A study by the IFO think tank in Munich found that electric vehicles in Germany emit 11 percent to 28 percent more carbon dioxide than their diesel counterparts. The study considered the production of batteries as well as the German electricity mix in making this determination. Germany spent thousands of euros on electric car subsidies per vehicle to put a million electric vehicles on the road, but those subsidies have done nothing to reach the country’s greenhouse gas emission targets. This is just the latest example of government programs expecting one outcome and getting quite another, instead. 

The equivalent in NZ is banning offshore gas exploration, leading to an increase in coal importing!

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