Friday 20 April 2018

Electric cars can help save lives

IT is quite incredible that along with all the electric car media hype, no one mentioned the only real and very important advantage -- reducing exposure to air pollution.

According to a UK government-commission audit, air pollution is responsible for 50,000 early deaths a year, which would equate to 4,000 in Ireland.

Exhaust fumes contain a toxic cocktail of hydrocarbons and particulate and are responsible for cardiovascular disease, cancer and leukaemia.

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