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Upper-Intermediate reading comprehension - Exercise 2: Electric cars

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Electric vehicles can be less green than classic fuel cars, Norwegian study finds


A Norwegian University of Science and Technology study released Thursday found electric vehicles have a potential for higher eco-toxicity and greenhouse impact (1). The study includes an examination of the electric car's life cycle as a whole rather (2).

Electric carThe researchers conducted a comparison of the environmental impact of electric cars (3). In the case of mostly coal- or oil-based electricity supply, electric cars are disadvantageous compared to classic diesel cars (4).

The researchers found that in Europe, electric cars pose a "10% to 24% decrease in global warming potential (GWP) (5)".

The researchers suggest to improve eco-friendliness of electric vehicles by "reducing vehicle production supply chain impacts and promoting clean electricity sources (6)" and using the electric cars for a longer time, (7).

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Exercise written by Elek Mathe - EnglishLearner.com - last modified on September 14, 2015