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It’s time to speak up. Has the climate impact of electric cars (EVs) improved global sustainability efforts?

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Greenwashing in the EV market is real. Image: Malaya.com.ph.

That is different from how it appears. Automakers’ complete openness is currently shady. When the Polestar 2 Life Cycle Assessment was conducted in 2020, it used a comprehensive process to calculate its sustainability data. This report led other automakers to become more forthcoming about the impact of climate change on their products.

Electric vehicles are more environmentally friendly than traditional combustion-based vehicles. The topic of greenwashing by different OEMs has been debated for a while.

Nonetheless, several variables affect how environmentally friendly and sustainable EVs are overall. Let’s examine some main arguments favouring greener EVs and some common grounds for the automobile industry’s “greenwashing” of electric vehicles.

Claims proving electric cars are greener:

1) Reduced tailpipe emissions: Conventional gasoline and diesel vehicles release dangerous pollutants into the atmosphere, including carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxide, which worsen air pollution and accelerate climate change. On the other hand, when driving an electric vehicle, no exhaust pollutants are released.

2) Decreased greenhouse gas emissions: The total emissions of greenhouse gases linked to electric vehicles (EVs) depend on the composition of electricity generation in a given area.

3) Energy efficiency: Generally, internal combustion engines are less energy-efficient than electric motors. Compared to conventional cars, which waste a significant amount of energy as heat during combustion, electric vehicles (EVs) convert a more substantial percentage of grid energy into usable electricity to propel the car.

4) Lifecycle emissions: Research has demonstrated that EVs can still have smaller carbon footprints than conventional cars throughout their lifetime when manufacturing, charging, and end-of-life recycling are considered.

5) Technological advancements in batteries: As battery technology advances, the environmental impact of battery production is reduced. Research is being done to create more environmentally friendly battery materials and recycling techniques, increasing the ecological friendliness of EVs.

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Volvo EX30 touts to be one of the most exciting EVs to debut. Image: Volvo.

5 Reasons for EV Greenwashing

Deceiving customers about a product or service’s environmental benefits is known as “greenwashing”.

False environmental allegations

Certain automakers may exaggerate the environmental advantages of their EVs without offering enough proof or clear statistics to back up their assertions in an attempt to project a favourable image; this practice is known as “greenwashing” electric cars.

Presentation of Specific Data Only

Electric car greenwashing is the practice of automakers emphasising certain features of their cars that seem environmentally sound while downplaying other, less eco-friendly characteristics. This practice can be done by cherry-picking data or using a limited scope.

Equilibrium Emissions

Some automakers may advertise that their electric vehicles (EVs) are environmentally friendly by offsetting emissions in various ways, such as buying carbon credits or contributing to environmental programs, without considering the actual emissions from their supply chains or production processes.

Insufficient Transparency

When businesses are opaque about the environmental effects of their products, greenwashing can flourish and make it difficult for

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By: Joe Lim
Title: The Greenwashing Controversy of Electric Vehicles
Sourced From: www.luxuo.com/cars/the-greenwashing-conundrum-of-electric-vehicles.html
Published Date: Tue, 02 Apr 2024 04:51:13 +0000

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Beach Boy: A surf-ready Yamaha WR155R scrambler from Thailand

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Yamaha WR155R scrambler by Dream Fast Co.
A surfboard rack on a motorcycle might seem like a gimmick to some, but if you live in Bali and love surfing, it’s a downright necessity. The Indonesian island is peppered with surf spots—and a small bike with a rack is the best way to get to them. It doesn’t hurt if that motorcycle looks as good as this Yamaha WR155R scrambler.

The bike was built by Dream Fast Co. for Tiw, the founder of the Laem Yah Rayong Surf Club. Both parties are based in Thailand, but the influence came directly from Bali’s motorcycle and surf culture. Tiw has Balinese friends who use vintage enduro bikes to find hard-to-reach surf spots, and wanted to capture that vibe in his Yamaha WR155R.

Yamaha WR155R scrambler by Dream Fast Co.

Dream Fast Co.’s mandate was to take the modern and reliable WR155R and inject it with a big dose of classic Yamaha dirt bike style. It sounds simple enough on paper, but in reality, it meant wading through piles of plastic to shed the WR155R’s contemporary aesthetic.

Once the Yamaha was denuded of its plastics, the Dream Fast Co. crew set about reworking its lines. The subframe was hacked off, and a new one was fabricated, this time with a kicked-up loop at the back. A new seat sits up top; it’s designed for one, but there is a smidge of space out back if you and your passenger want to get extremely cozy.

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Beach Boy: A surf-ready Yamaha WR155R scrambler from Thailand
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/yamaha-wr155r-scrambler
Published Date: Sat, 18 May 2024 18:15:34 +0000

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1967 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

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1967 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

This custom 1967 Ford Bronco underwent a full, frame-off restoration in 2020 that was completed in 2022. The frame and all components have been powder-coated in black. The body parts were media-blasted and coated top and bottom in LizardSkin for protection. The powerplant is a 351W with aluminum heads, roller rockers, mild roller cam, 10.25:1 compression and .40-over pistons. An Edelbrock Pro-Flow 4 fuel-injection system controls and monitors the engine components. It also features a CVF serpentine pulley system, K&N filters and an aluminum radiator.

The engine is backed by a C4 automatic transmission built to handle 400hp and includes Kevlar bands, Redline clutches, a 2,000-rpm stall converter and Dana 20T transfer case with twin-stick conversion. Power goes to a Ford 9-inch rear end with a Dana 30 front differential, WARN locking hubs and 3.50-ratio gears. It also features power steering and brakes (front disc and rear drum), new drive lines, a ceramic-coated exhaust system with Flowmaster mufflers, complete Painless wiring, a chrome tilt wheel, 2.5-inch suspension lift with 2-inch body lift, stainless-steel brake lines, six Bronco oil shocks with single steering stabilizer and a BorgWarner steering box with all billet components.

This SUV was finished in a new Bronco Area 51 Blue with the original Bronco Wimbledon White hardtop, roll cage, dash, grille and accessories, and rides on color-matched Ford steel wheels wrapped in Toyo Mud Country tires. The cabin includes high-back bucket seats with a console, a rear seat that folds up, shoulder seat belts and a Vintage Air system for heating and cooling. It also features a Kenwood head unit with back-up camera, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and charging port, and sound going through two 6×9-inch and two 6.5-inch KICKER speakers paired with a 10-inch Fosgate subwoofer.

Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction, October 10-13, at WestWorld.

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: 1967 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction
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Published Date: Fri, 17 May 2024 15:13:08 +0000

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1964 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

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1964 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

This custom 1964 Chevrolet C10 crew-cab pickup is powered by a 496ci stroker V8 engine mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission. The exterior is equipped with suicide doors, shaved door handles and custom paint, and the bed of the truck features a hydraulic lift.

Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction, October 10-13, at WestWorld.

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: 1964 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction
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Published Date: Fri, 17 May 2024 15:12:42 +0000

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