Mint Explainer: Are hybrid vehicles actually greener than EVs?3 min read 25 May 2023, 02:24 PM IST
An IIT Kanpur study claims electric vehicles made in India cause more emissions than hybrid vehicles when taking into account the coal burnt to manufacture them. But other studies have shown dramatically different results
With zero tailpipe emissions, electric vehicles are widely perceived as the greenest type of transport. But critics have long pointed to the ‘dirty’ electricity – derived from burning coal – used to manufacture these vehicles, especially in developing countries such as India. They've argued that shifting to EVs doesn’t kill emissions, it simply shifts them to another industry.
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