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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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Author profile picture Petra Wiesmayer is a journalist and author who has conducted countless interviews with high-profile individuals and researched and written general entertainment, motorsports, and science articles for international publications. She is fascinated by technology that could shape the future of mankind and enjoys reading and writing about it.As an avid science fiction fan she is fascinated by technology that could shape the future of mankind and enjoys reading and writing about it.