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Many of you know that I regularly debunk the claim that diesel vehicles emit less CO2 than electric vehicles. But one thing that I hadn’t really worked out is just how much CO2 is emitted when gasoline and diesel is produced. It turns out that I was far too conservative. Once you know the exhaust emissions from a car, you should add a whopping 30% for a gasoline car and 24% for a diesel!

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Author profile picture Auke Hoekstra is Senior Advisor Electric Mobility at Eindhoven Technical University and Founder of ZEnMo simulations