All the global emissions gains made by electric cars have been wiped out by booming SUV sales

Mail Online | 11/13/2019 | Michael Thomsen For
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According to a new study from the International Energy Agency, the decreases in global emissions caused by electric vehicles has been effectively canceled by gas guzzling sport utility vehicles.

On average electric vehicles produce about half as much emissions as traditional gas driven cars.

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There were more than 5.1million electric cars in circulation globally in 2018, two million more than in 2017.

By comparison there were more than 200million SUVs around the world in 2018.

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SUVs accounted for 40 percent of all car sales, and in the US one out of every two car sales is an SUV.

Almost half of global SUV sales come from the United States.

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As the number of SUVs has exploded, so has the amount of emissions they produce.

Today, SUVs are the second biggest source of emissions in the world, behind only the power sector.


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