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Impressive figures: Data on the decarbonization of road transport

According to the Federal Motor Transport Authority, there are around 1.4 million purely electric cars on the roads in Germany. A calculation by E.ON data experts based on this data shows that This number of electric cars saves around 1.1 billion liters of fossil fuel per year compared to the same number of combustion cars. This corresponds to around 7.4 million bathtubs filled with diesel and petrol. By using electric power instead of petrol or diesel, significant amounts of greenhouse gases are also avoided: around 3.4 million tons of CO2 per year are saved by electric cars on German roads if they are charged with electricity from renewable energy sources. When charged with the German electricity mix, this amounts to around 2.5 million tons of CO2 per year. Thanks to the energy transition and the constant expansion of renewable energy plants, the proportion of green electricity in the electricity mix is constantly increasing.

“In 2023, 524,219 battery electric vehicles were newly registered in Germany. Every single one of these zero-emission cars makes a sustainable contribution to the decarbonization of road traffic and the energy transition. E-car drivers are thus actively leading the way and making an important contribution without having to forego the advantages of individual mobility,” says Jens Michael Peters, Managing Director for Energy Solutions and Electromobility at E.ON Deutschland.

And this is how the E.ON data experts did the math: The data from the Federal Motor Transport Authority was used as the basis for the number of cars in Germany as of January 1, 2024 and for the annual mileage. The consumption of an average combustion car and BEV was taken from the ADAC. The data was used to calculate how much CO2 emissions and how many liters of fossil fuel battery electric cars save, assuming that every registered electric car replaces a combustion engine. The CO2 emissions were calculated by using the kilometer-dependent emissions for diesel and gasoline (source: ADAC), the CO2 emissions of the German electricity mix (source: Energy Brainpool) and the annual mileage of the KBA.

This article was published in the June issue of eMove360° magazine in german language. Download the PDF free of charge or order the print version in the shop.

27.06.2024   |  

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