The discussion about electric car or diesel, which is better or more environmentally friendly, divides the motorist nation Germany. Everybody wants to know and defends his point of view with more or less valid arguments. It thus fits perfectly into the picture that a new study on the environmental balance recently caused a stir. The economist Hans-Werner Sinn, emeritus professor at the University of Munich and for many years head of the renowned Munich ifo Institute, came up with his study “Coal Engines, Wind Engines and Diesel Engines: What does the CO2 balance show?” to the result that the electric car is a step backwards compared to the “modern diesel”.
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