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Porsche Daimler Mercedes City told to Take the Bus

  The town of Stuttgart in south western Germany has recorded levels of air pollution almost twice the safe maximum and residents have been told to leave the car at home. Levels of PM10 (particulate matter 10 micrometers or less in size) reached 89 micrograms on Monday which is almost double the upper limit 'safe' level

Do Electric Vehicles cause Cancer?

This topic was raised by a reader on the MEC Facebook page.  Unfortunately the comment was written by someone who became quite abusive when replied to with research that challenged his position. It's a legitimate question as Electro Magnetic Field (EMF) radiation is a real thing.  It was something I was very concerned with myself when I

EV Surge Begins

In a report released on the 24th March 2015, the German based Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemburg (ZSW) stated the global numbers for electric vehicles is close to three quarters of a million vehicles (740,000) with just about half of those (320,000) being purchased in 2014 and that's despite lower global oil prices.  The United

EV Pollution

A study conducted in the US has come to conclusions which do not sit well with EV ownership depending on the source of energy. If an electric vehicle is powered via a coal powered power station the pollution results are worse than for a gasoline powered  vehicle and cause 86% more deaths due to air pollution.

Death by Diesel

We've made a point many times about the toxicity of the current global fleet.  Outdoor air pollution, much of which is caused by vehicle exhaust has led to 3.2 million premature deaths worldwide in 2010, 1.2 million of which were in China.  The densely populated cities of India are not faring a great deal better

$5.8 Billion Aussie Annual Air Pollution Cost

''Given the size of the economic cost of the health effect of air pollution, the benefits of reducing that burden could easily outweigh the monetary cost of investments in more ambitious programs to reduce pollution.'' So reads the latest report from the OECD, called The Cost of Air Pollution: Health Impacts of Road Transport. As

May 23rd, 2014|Tags: , , |

Air Pollution & Autism

Air Pollution & Autism With the recent WHO report stating air pollution is now responsible for more deaths globally than smoking, diabetes and road deaths combined, more research has linked air pollution to autism.  Harvard University researchers in a nationwide US  study "showed that exposure in the womb to diesel, lead, manganese, mercury, methylene

Go Low – UK Conservative Government

Go Ultra Low brings together five of the biggest EV and plug-in hybrid makers in this country (UK) – BMW, Nissan, Renault, Toyota and Vauxhall – to deliver a joint message alongside the Government about the benefits of electric motoring. Said deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg: “Our clear objective is to move the car fleet in this country to ultra

January 31st, 2014|Tags: , , , , |