For elec­tric cars charged from the mains, what is the CO2 per mile?

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There are many vari­ables to con­sider. Roughly speak­ing, in the UK, an elec­tric car charged from the mains cur­rently emits roughly 80g of CO2 per mile, com­pared to 216g CO2 per mile for the av­er­age petrol car. An elec­tric car’s emis­sions de­pend on what pro­por­tion of its elec­tric­ity is de­rived from burn­ing fos­sil fuels, and there­fore varies from coun­try to coun­try, and ac­cord­ing to the time of day. As we gen­er­ate more en­ergy from re­new­able sources, the car­bon emis­sions of elec­tric cars will drop fur­ther.

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