Do EDVs Make a Difference?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    The University of Minnesota and North Carolina State University are claiming that the rise in the use of electronic driver passenger vehicles will really have no impact in reducing carbon emissions by 2050.

     A paper from North Carolina State University and the University of Minnesota concluded that the increase in electric drive passenger vehicles, or EDVs, would actually have very little impact on total carbon emissions.  After looking at a 108 different scenarios, researchers found that even if 42% of all passenger vehicles were EDVs, there would be little to no reduction in air pollutant emissions by 2050.  Well, that’s disappointing.  However, passenger vehicles only make 20% of carbon dioxide emissions and they say the better policy would be to set a goal to reduce emissions in total, not just counting on EDVs.