Systems and technologies have improved greatly, from the first cars to those available today. However, a new study concludes that classic cars pollute less than electric cars.
Or is it not linear?
How can a classic car pollute less than an electric car, and we believe developing it to be a more environmentally friendly and sustainable alternative?
according to one Report Developed by insurance company Footman James, the vehicle is a decades-old car that's less harmful than an electric vehicle that's largely prepared for today's environmental challenges.
Although the conclusion seems surprising, it is important to stress that the study took into account the lower average mileage of classic cars compared to modern cars. Now, classic cars emit 563 kilograms of carbon dioxide annually, covering an average of 1,931 kilometers during that time period; Modern cars travel longer distances, and therefore emit more.
In addition, the study also looks at emissions associated with the production of a new car. As can be seen, the production of a Volkswagen Golf with a heat engine accounts for 6.8 tons of CO2. On the other hand, the production of Polestar 2, electricalThey emit 26 tons. Therefore, the classic car needs 46 years of use to pollute up to a Polestar 2 during its production.
It's easy to assume that classic cars are more harmful because of their older, less efficient engines. However, the data in this report refutes this theory. It really comes down to how these vehicles are maintained and used. Obviously, while new, modern and electric cars may seem better for the planet on a daily basis, the problem is the impact of their production.
explained David Bondmanaging director of Footman James.
In fact, the report reveals that two-thirds of classic car owners are concerned about climate change, and more than half of them welcome emissions compensation systems.
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