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The pillars of sustainability

The pillars of sustainability are environment, economic and social. How electric cars will be able to address the road carnage, the financial burden and most importantly the environmental problems is far from evident. 

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We live in a world void of common sense when it comes to transport and the Environment

Hansen and Miller are here to uncover the enigma surrounding the future of human transportation, offering practical insights into what the transportation model of the future should encompass, alleviating an escalation of existing transport problems, energy waste and environmental damage. The truth is that the current model is not just unsatisfactory; it is totally unsustainable

The Industry and the Environment

Much talk and uncertainty surrounds the future of transport. With ever increasing pressure to address the threat of more frequent environmental disasters, the transport sector needs to get its act together and significantly reduce carbon emissions.

Questions need to be asked about the transport industry’s commitment to reducing emissions and climate change.

Global temperatures are rising, the ice caps are melting, sea levels are rising, greenhouse gases and carbon levels are also rising, wild fires and floods are becoming more frequent. All these are clearly attributed to climate change and global warming. Yet, there is a total absence of willingness to accept the reality of the fact that the biggest offender has become the global transport industry.

If electricity generation, industry and transport are the biggest contributors to carbon emissions and global warming, what percentage of electricity generation and industry can also be attributed to transport? Transport is a major industry and a significant consumer of electricity and making a new car creates as much carbon pollution as driving it. So the question must also be asked, what is the real carbon footprint of the transport industry?

Maintaining production with existing vehicle manufacturing and assembly must be the industry’s primary consideration, not the environment. The industry has a significant vested financial interest in the production of conventional cars and this would be jeopardised by any disruption. Therefore, electric cars have become a half-hearted attempt to produce a smoke screen to protect the investment in existing car production. Producing a car in its current form and simply changing from internal combustion engine to battery and electric drive would be within normal development budgets.

Ten years ago when the environmental problems started to come to the fore, the industry hoodwinked everyone into believing that the saviour was going to be autonomous cars and utopia was just around the corner. That has not happened. Now, we are being hoodwinked once again into believing that electric cars will be the saviour.

Inefficiency and energy waste is the real problem.

Believing that environmental degradation will be reduced sufficiently by producing and operating electric cars is irresponsible. Look at the environmental impact of the source of the power being used, stored and the infrastructure required to provide these vehicles with power.

To calculate the amount of CO2 produced by a car, not only the CO2 emitted during use, must be taken into account, but also the emissions caused by its production and disposal. It is time for the industry to face up to its responsibilities for the damage being inflicted on the population, the environment and also accept that conventional cars are the problem and not what powers them.

Naturally, the industry must be expected to protect its huge investment by maintaining existing production volumes without consideration for the environment.  A transition to electric car production could take place by utilising existing vehicle assembly plants with minimal investment. Electric cars are just cars with very little or no benefit. Electrifying cars will not address traffic jams, vehicle accidents, infrastructure costs or wasted space for parking. Change is inevitable and unavoidable, as technology will eventually disrupt conventional vehicle production. The motor manufacturing industry cannot deny they have been well aware of the environmental and social damage they have inflicted over a period of decades. Therefore, the motor industry must be liable for the environmental and social damage it has caused since its inception. Added to all this inefficiency, as if it were not enough, there are over 300 different variations of cars, all requiring duplication of the manufacturing process.

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