Motorists are becoming aware of the urgent need to stop the current waste of energy. Pollution from fine particles and other pollutants is poisoning the air and air in cities and towns and cities is becoming unbreathable. Manufacturers of powerful and polluting cars continue to offer new models, but fortunately, the price of oil, traffic constraints, current and future taxes will discourage the use of unnecessary 4X4 vehicles to travel in cities or other vehicles travelling at 300 km/h. There are many alternatives: carpooling, urban public transport, electric bicycle, electric scooters, electric motorcycle, etc.
An ideal solution after the one of not using a vehicle.
Electric vehicles are developing in Europe despite the lack of lanes reserved for 2-wheelers, clean vehicles, the lack of electrical infrastructure for their recharging, despite the limited range (80 kilometres for a scooter, 60 kilometres for a car), the price, the size, the weight of the batteries, the uncertain battery life. The absence of noise and visible and invisible pollution from vehicles in the city, etc., is one of the important advantages of these electric vehicles. Electric mobility is synonymous with a territorial economy, provided that “green” electricity is produced locally rather than importing increasingly polluting oil.
How can the energy of an electric vehicle be ideally produced?
It is easy to produce the electricity needed to recharge the battery of an electric vehicle at a lower cost and with a minimum environmental impact. Photovoltaic solar energy is ideally compatible with electric vehicles to recharge batteries during the day, from the office, at home or from public charging stations. The Germans have set the tone by designing cars that charge on a simple electrical outlet and not on individual and expensive terminals.
Photovoltaic electricity: a very attractive price
Electric vehicles have a major role to play when the only solution for regular commuting is the car (no public transport, no carpooling, no compatible schedule, professional use, taxi, etc.). Another argument is that photovoltaic energy will be the cheapest when electricity is produced locally, has local added value and is synonymous with employment.
The cost of electricity produced by photovoltaic plants is less than €12c/kWh (including recycling, dismantling and return costs). If the government supports self-consumption, the price per kWh of solar photovoltaic electricity will be lower than the price charged tomorrow by the state.
Certainly, there are technological processes that allow and will allow the automobile to emit less greenhouse gases. But it is also important to realize that everyone can make a contribution by changing their behaviour.
Shared cars, for example, are an excellent way to reduce pollution. Carpooling makes it possible to reduce pollution and save money. So why not combine business with pleasure?
On this subject, you can even do sports and save money by taking your bike or walking for short trips.
Public transport is also a solution to avoid over-polluting with a car.
Each of us can contribute to the reduction of CO2 emissions on a daily basis!