Not too long ago, my son and I up to date our efforts to check the effectivity and “greenness” of a Tesla Mannequin S and a regular, non-plugin Prius. Our newest write-up follows together with the underlying knowledge.
In conclusion, it must be famous that there are a number of components that the comparability has ignored. For instance, the evaluation doesn’t keep in mind the impression of transporting fuel or electrical energy. Within the case of electrical energy, excessive voltage energy traces are a handy and environment friendly solution to transfer energy. Nevertheless, the vitality loss when charging a Tesla’s batteries will be 10% or extra relying on the voltage used on the charger. The evaluation additionally ignores the vitality necessities and environmental impression of constructing the vehicles and disposing of the waste on the finish of the automobile’s life. Battery-powered vehicles require much more vitality to construct and disposing of the batteries is an environmental problem.