The Impact of CO2
100g of CO2 is a figure that doesn’t seem like too much of an impact on the environment at first glance. A CO2 gram per km figure is commonly referenced by different brands as a benchmark of how much emissions a vehicle emits. 100g doesn’t seem like too much but it surprises people to discover that when converted to a capacity that 100g translates to 54.47 litres! When a Prius produces 97g/km, a Range Rover 223g/km and a PCX produces 49g/km it’s scary to see just how much CO2 we produce on a daily basis without referencing the additional Carbon monoxide, Hydrocarbons and Nitrogen produced at a local level.
There is an argument that electric vehicles still produce co2 emissions by how the electricity is produced. In the UK for 2020 a figure of 256g of CO2 per Kw was generated to quantify this. When comparing Kw to range, Super Soco models achieve an average of 7.5g/km CO2 and Electric Cars around 35g/km. Of course, if the electricity is generated via renewable means the CO2 figure would be zero.