Electric cars could cut oil imports

Electric cars could cut the UK’s oil imports 40% by 2030 and reduce drivers’ fuel bills by £13bn if deployed on a large scale, according to a new study. 

An electric vehicle surge would deliver an average £1,000 of fuel savings a year per driver, and spark a 47% drop in carbon emissions by 2030, said the Cambridge Econometrics study.

The paper, commissioned by the European Climate Foundation, said that air pollutants such as nitrogen oxide and particulates would be all but eliminated by mid-century, with knock-on health benefits from reduced respiratory diseases valued at over £1bn.

But enjoying the fruits of a clean vehicle boom will require an infrastructure roll-out soon.

The Guardian

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