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No. There's the calculator from Finnish climate change panel at https://www.ilmastopaneeli.fi/autokalkulaattori/ Unfortunately, the calculator is in Finnish, but the tool has quite good defaults. The vehicle 1 is a gasoline powered car (Bensiini), and the second vehicle is a pure electric vehicle (Sähkö) with a battery size of 42.1 kWh. The life cycle ...


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Edmunds.com conducted a test using a 2007 Toyota Tundra. Edmunds They found that at 65MPH, fuel mileage was 19.1MPG with the a/c on, 20.9MPG with the windows down and air off. Based on personal experience, I'd say that's pretty close to what you could expect across the board. Different makes/models will differ aerodynamically, but a 1-2MPG increase ...


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If I'd spent 30 seconds looking instead of 2 minutes posting here I'd have found the answer on Snopes. Its an old legend dating back to at least 1978. Origins: This legend surfaced in print in 1978, but an anecdotal sighting places it even earlier than that, in 1971. Though its exact beginnings can’t be pinpointed, according to Brunvand: The June ...


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In addition to all the other great answers there is one very important fact that's always ignored in these comparisons (Google translation, lightly corrected by me): The total emissions of petrol and diesel are sugarcoated in this example. For oil extraction, refinery and transport on tankers, in pipelines and trucks 44 kWh of energy was used for ...


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IVL, the source of the 150 to 200 kilograms of CO2 figure, recently published a new study that ended up with a much lower estimate: 61-106kg per kWh of battery capacity, depending on the energy sources and efficiencies of different manufacturing plants. "[This] puts it much more in line with other studies."1 Reasons for the difference: The new study ...


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tl;dr: The claimed range is 50% higher than the worst assumptions for battery production, and 500% higher than the best assumptions. But it's not an apples to apples comparison. Carbon emissions from battery production The range of values estimated for emissions from battery production varies widely in the literature: In an answer on Sustainability.SE I ...


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