- Oct 26, 1999
- East TN, USA
- Other Diesel
Another take regarding the Environment from the Argonne National Labs GREET model. YES it will change gradually in favor of electrical vehicles (now diesel is tied or better than EVs according to the GREET chart below from wxman). In the mean time, if you have a safe running light duty diesel vehicle, why not keep it until your budget/needs allows to move into EVs? People might also buy used light diesel vehicles as a bridge technology towards getting EVs in the future due to finances, range, etc.
I have updated the damages from passenger car non-GHG emissions according to the latest version of Argonne National Laboratory's GREET model (GREET_2020 - https://greet.es.anl.gov/). I've also used an updated (2019) set of damage cost factors from https://www.eea.europa.eu//publications/the-first-and-last-mile (Table 2.1 on page 24). The "Metropolitan" damage factors were used for urban PM2.5 (€381/kg)
Here is the graphical representation of the results:
Note that the damages from the battery production are broken out. The "Vehicle Manufacturing" portion actually represents the damages from vehicle manufacturing and materials acquisition phase minus the damages from the battery manufacturing and materials acquisition phase.