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EV charging emissions cut by up to 89% by new technology

DriveElectric: Data shows dramatic variation in the emissions associated with charging an electric vehicle

Mark Moran
14 May 2024


New technology can help drivers ensure that their electric vehicles are charged using electricity generated with the lowest possible carbon, says vehicle leasing company DriveElectric.

The carbon associated with charging an EV is dependent on the carbon intensity of the electricity generated by the National Grid, which in turn is influenced by the proportion of renewable energy used.

National Grid ESO data shows that so far in 2024 the average carbon intensity of the grid was 129.9g CO2/kWh,...

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