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Another pollution bubble popped on the battery-car saga

  • Another motoring pollution myth popped?
  • Say it often enough and myth becomes fact
  • Rather like some reports about Trump?
POPPING THE POLLUTION BUBBLE: This is a 2017 Mazda2 - its maker says it produces less carbon dioxide than an equivalent battery car. Image: Mazda Motor
POPPING THE POLLUTION BUBBLE: This is a 2017 Mazda2 – its maker says it produces less carbon dioxide than an equivalent battery car. Image: Mazda Motor

TOKYO, Japan – Mazda Motor’s managing executive officer Mitsuo Hitomi, against the theory that petrol-engined vehicles must be exterminated, says the truth is that non-petrol cars are NOT be needed on a mass scale to reduce air pollution.

In fact, Mazda says, the use of battery cars could cause MORE pollution than the vehicles from which they are supposed to be saving the world.

READ THE FULL BUSINESS DAY FEATURE HERE

The automaker estimates that the amount of of carbon dioxide emitted by a petrol-engined Mazda2 to be about NINE percent LESS less than the 162g/km attributed to an electric version of the car whose power comes from coal-fired electricity generation.

READ MORE ABOUT THE MAZDA2 HERE

As Business Day in Johannesburg reports him as saying: “As long as conventional vehicles truly comply with regulations, electric cars won’t be needed to solve environmental issues. – Original feature from Bloomberg

 

 

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