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"Classic Cars Get Electric Jolt"

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10 hours ago, maok said:

 

Even if the electric source is 100% dirties coal, an EV would still have less carbon foot print from the fuel source than an ICE.

FYI, only about 25-30% (at best) of the energy from petrol(gasoline) is used to propel an ICE vehicle forward.

Mazda Says Its Next-Generation Gasoline Engine Will Run Cleaner Than an Electric Car

Mazda hopes to achieve 56 percent thermal efficiency with the Skyactiv-3 gasoline engine. That would make it the most efficient internal-combustion car engine in history.

https://www.roadandtrack.com/new-cars/car-technology/a15912314/mazda-skyactiv-3-gas-clean-as-ev/

 
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17 minutes ago, AzBob said:

Mazda Says Its Next-Generation Gasoline Engine Will Run Cleaner Than an Electric Car

Mazda hopes to achieve 56 percent thermal efficiency with the Skyactiv-3 gasoline engine. That would make it the most efficient internal-combustion car engine in history.

https://www.roadandtrack.com/new-cars/car-technology/a15912314/mazda-skyactiv-3-gas-clean-as-ev/

 

They’ve hired a bunch of engineers from the Volkswagen Clean Diesel program to achieve these results 😀.

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Mazda’s claim stems from the assumption that much of the emissions generated by electricity production in the US is generated through the use of fossil fuels, e.g. natural gas, coal,  and to a lesser extent renewables like hydroelectric, wind, solar.  Nuclear is in the mix as well. 

 

If all electrical generation were strictly by wind, solar or hydroelectric, the EV clearly comes out on top. 

 

 

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