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Electric cars can't cut UK carbon emissions while only the wealthy can afford to own one

Alan Brown Silver badge

>> "There's some mitigation, ie regenerative braking might reduce brake dust."

> An EV with decent regen will not wear out brakes anything like a ICE will.

Brakes hardly contribute anything to road dust. Tyres are the primary offender and with the base model Nissan Leaf weighing in just shy of 2 tons (where a comparable petrol vehicle is about 1.2 and the extended range one a portly 2.1 tons), you're going to see more of it. (Reports so far is that they _do_ eat tyres faster)

Demanding extra range means heavier vehicles == bigger motors to get acceptable acceleration == more tyre wear

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