171 Scientists: CO2 Budget Of Electric Mobility “Twice As Big As Assumed” By European Leaders

171 scientists say European policymakers have grossly miscalculated the CO2 budget of e-cars in 2030 and that in reality CO2 emitted would be MORE THAN TWICE AS HIGH as assumed:

EU Commission head Ursula von der Leyen and her colleagues recently received an open letter drafted by scientists of the International Association of Sustainable Drivetrain and Vehicle Technology Research (IASTEC)

Six representatives from Southwest Europe, South Europe, Southeast Europe, Eastern Europe, Northern Europe and Central Europe signed an open letter on behalf of 171 scientific members of IASTEC.

The 171 scientists say policymakers have “grossly miscalculated the CO2 budget of e-cars in 2030” and that in reality CO2 emitted would be more than twice as high as assumed.

The IASTEC signatories of this letter are representatives of technical universities with research focus in the field of energy, vehicle and drivetrain technology in Europe.

The letter states:

After studying many position papers, drafts and even reviewed scientific publications and analyzing political declarations there are deep concerns of the signees, that the fundamental derivation of CO2 emissions of the sector electricity is based on an insufficient calculus.”

For example, the scientists calculate that a VW ID.3 electric vehicle would “cause” 30 tons of CO2 during its “life cycle” (15 years, 220,000 km) instead of 14 tons during operation through the power grid. In contrast, the CO2 footprint of a diesel full hybrid fueled with R33 (67% fossil fuel, 33% biofuel) would be even better.

The open letter authors also wrote:

As a consequence we must inform you, that due to the typically unnoticed miscalculation the CO2 saving potential of additional contributors of the sector electricity is much more limited than expected by many politicians and communicated! This situation clearly is in contrast to the recommendations of quick CO2 reduction of IPCC.”

Co-signatory Thomas Koch of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology told Germany’s BILD: “We stand by the Green Deal, the CO2 reduction. But we appeal to the EU Commission to acknowledge the miscalculation. The boon of e-mobility is only half as big as assumed, the CO2 footprint of e-mobility twice as big as assumed.”

9 responses to “171 Scientists: CO2 Budget Of Electric Mobility “Twice As Big As Assumed” By European Leaders”

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  4. John F Hultquist

    It is good to see these sorts of articles. Not that the Climate Cult movement will take notice.
    Of course, neither will “the climate” where the effect will be Zero point Zero.

  5. drumphish

    1.2 billion internal combustion engines need 100 million barrels per day to make them go. Coal-fired power plants consume 20 million tonnes of coal each day.

    How are you going to change any of that?

    You’re not.

    Every ship out on the ocean either uses bunker fuel or nuclear power to make them move, the goa, both have engines, one hydrocarbons, another, nuclear energy. Floating power plants.

    Every tractor for field or road will need some kind of fuel, diesel, happens to be the most convenient and the most cost effective, so the economy that exists is because hydrocarbons are a commodity, a demand for the supply is there.

    Every combine harvesting crops needs diesel fuel, that also will not change. Pickup trucks will use gasoline or diesel because that is the most desirable choice, electric pickup trucks out in the field ain’t gonna happen.

    Needs no other explanation, resources, crude oil and coal, to produce energy are there to benefit humankind.

    Never argue with success.

    The CO2 freaks need to come down to earth.

    Supply and demand rules and nothing else.

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  7. pochas94

    You really can’t take what children say seriously.

  8. MGJ

    I am confident no mistakes were made. In the topsy-turvy world of government science (an oxymoron if ever there was one), they generated the numbers they were told to.

  9. Richard Greene

    And the climate models (aka computer games), as a group, predict a global warming rate twice as big as actually happens.

    Instead of criticizing these “slight errors” (they are considered to be rounding errors in goobermint work), we should be celebrating consistency among all the goobermint wild guess estimates.

    This is goobermint work, so the “right answer” is the desired answer required for job security.

    Every wild guess concerning climate change is double the right answer. This is necessary to scare people, who may not yet realize their goobermint is working to save the world … for the children.
    Saving the world is more important than accuracy !

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