Who will bell the cat? On the environmental and sustainability risks of electric vehicles: A comment
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Original versionTransportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice. 2020, 135 (May 2020), 354-357. 10.1016/j.tra.2020.03.017
In Transportation Research A 133:79–81, Francisco Bahamonde-Birke (B-B) asks “Who will bell the cat? ... [and presumably discloses] … the fact that, under current conditions and with flat energy prices, a substantial increase in the number of EVs [electric vehicles] in many countries would necessarily result in an increase of CO2 emissions”. B-B wants to … “raise awareness among authors and reviewers regarding the risks associated with replacing conventional vehicles – especially those highly efficient in terms of CO2 emissions, such as Diesel and LPG vehicles – by electric vehicles”.