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Sunday, May 15, 2016

It turned out, the electric and hybrid cars as dirty as diesels

The latest findings of the researchers from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland was quite surprising. The experts concluded that the electric and hybrid cars produces toxicity which is almost equal to the emissions produced by diesel-engined cars.

The toxins produced of the works of the vehicle tires and brakes. As is known, electric and hybrid cars have heavier weighs than conventional vehicles. When the car is accelerating or decelerating, the tires and brakes will work extra. That's when the brake release very fine dust particles into the air. The amount of dust particles in the environment-friendly vehicles more than the conventional engine vehicles.
Scientists have found that the electric, hybrid and other eco-friendly cars fill the air with as many toxins as dirty diesel vehicles. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1aDKtI)
Jonathan Leake, one of the researchers who involved on the study explained  in the Atmospheric Environment journal, as quoted by Daily Mail on Monday, May 9, 2016, that the particles of dust that escapes was by no means the emissions of conventional diesel-engined cars, but the impact tends to be more dangerous.

Another researcher, Peter Achten also revealed, "We found that the toxins produced by the environmentally friendly cars, ie the brakes and tires, larger than the particles produced from conventional machines. The dust particles that can cause heart attack, stroke, and asthma, if the levels high."

To support their findings, the scientists conduct research directly. Later, they also process data from the automotive industry and the research conducted by the relevant authority of the British Government.
The greener alternative, including hybrid cars (similar to the one pictured), are said to produce more particles from tyre and brake wear because batteries and other parts needed to propel them make them heavier. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1aDKbV)
This study aimed to find out how the dust particles generated from brakes and tires and connected to the weight of the vehicle. The scientists found that the electric and hybrid car weighs are approximately 24 percent less weight than conventional cars. From here it is known that the wear rate of the tires on the electric and hybrid cars will be faster than a conventional vehicles.

Results of research conducted by the scientists at Edinburgh University turned out to be in line with that made by Professor Ranjeet Sokhi from the University of Hertfordshire, England. He put the monitor of pollution detectors in the tunnel Hatfield passed 49 thousand vehicles per day.

The result is known that every vehicle release 34-39 micrograms of particles per kilometer. However it is known that only a third of the particles produced from conventional-engined car. The rest of the particles produced from the friction of tires with road and canvas with disc brakes.

Sokhi also concluded that dust particles resulting from the electric and hybrid car engines should be a concern of all parties.

However, a spokesman for the British Ministry of Transport stressed that the use of the electric and hybrid cars able to reduce exhaust emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) is very significant. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | DAILY MAIL]
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