Global warming is one of the most imminent existential threats faced by humanity today. The massive amounts of carbons released in the air in the contemporary world brought about a havoc across the globe and the future looks bleak. But with every threat comes a quest for solutions. Carbon emissions led man to make green cars: electric cars having hybrid technologies to replace the fuel-propelled diesel or normal gas-run cars. There is a lot of hype about electric cars and how they will save the humanity from destruction because they provide a complete green solution to curb carbon emissions. But a new study has swept away all these claims. A study posted by Time says that hybrid and electric cars are as lethal as normal diesel cars. Why? Every car, electric or normal, produces tiny, hazardous particles in the air constantly as they move on the roads. This is because of the wearing of the tires, brake material, bearings and other body parts of the car. Now, as the electric cars are much heavier than the normal cars, they produce more of these tiny particles which slowly infect the atmosphere. When this particle count is plotted across the equation to see the effects, the results show that the electric cars are as destructive to the environment as the diesel cars.
This study means that humanity has a new quest at hand to grapple with the problem of global warming. Electric cars have a lot of batteries and other complex mechanism to sustain the hybrid and eco-friendly working mode. This asks for a big body and heavy metals. These metals wear and dispose of in the environment as the car is used. This is destructive for the environment.
Critique on the study
But this study is not without critics. Many scientists think that the latest study published by the Daily Mail is not correct. One gallon of gasoline is enough to produce around twenty pounds of carbon emissions in total. But the latest brake and tire technologies produce a very minute amount of hazardous physical particles.
Tell us what do you think about this study and the effects of global warming in general.