Are electric cars more environmentally friendly than cars with an internal combustion engine?
“First and foremost, electric cars do not produce any local CO2 emissions and so they contribute to cleaner air in city centres. However, operating electric cars is as ecological as the production of electricity in a given country. Although the differences in this respect are tremendous, the pressure to increase the use of renewable resources is growing everywhere, and in many countries, green energy already has a larger share than the one made from fossil fuels,” says Petr Konopka from Model Line MEB team.
Doesn’t the battery capacity decrease significantly during the e-car’s lifecycle?
“Sure, to a certain degree. In the case of the CITIGOe iV and ENYAQ iV vehicles, however, we can guarantee our customers that a minimum of 70 per cent battery capacity will remain available for eight years or up to 160,000 km,” explains Jan Špatný from eMobility team.