Lovely, now they are here, our new charging posts! The ladder posts give us, our partners and colleagues and suppliers a chance to charge energy – and at the same time we work. Moreover, the fact that it is environmentally friendly energy that releases minimal carbon dioxide is of course positive.
If the electricity used to load an electric car is produced by wind power or hydropower, the CO2 pressure per kilometer driven is very close to zero. If the electricity is produced in a conventional way, the carbon footprint becomes larger. But the difference between ordinary cars is still high: An electric car consumes more than 80 percent of the energy that is being charged to the battery for progress – while less than 20 percent is wasted. In a petrol or diesel car, the proportions are directly reversed. Here, only 20 percent of the energy is poured into the tank used for propulsion. The rest is lost as friction in the moving parts of the engine. And there are many such in a regular car.
This means that for every kilometer an electric car is driven, an average of 61 grams of carbon dioxide is released. While an average diesel car releases 130 grams, and a gasoline car 157 grams. That is, even if you charge your electric car with conventionally produced electricity, carbon dioxide emissions per kilometer are still half of diesel and gasoline emissions.
Moreover, the fact that the electric car does not emit NO2, particles or noise is also a plus!