The electric vehicle movement is benefitting daily from new studies and knowledge about the impacts, infrastructure and opportunities presented by EVs.
Case in point: a new study from the Institute of Physics shows that the least amount of harmful emissions from EV charging - which requires electricity generation - occurs at night, when demand is low and there’s no sunlight to interact with the particles.
More about the study:
Researches from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the University of Texas have specifically been studying ozone pollutants under three different charging scenarios in Texas for plug-in hybrid vehicles.
The first scenario was based on charging cars at off-peak times during the night, the second under the conditions of maximizing battery life by charging vehicles just before use and only enough to complete the journey, and the third by charging the vehicles just after use.
You can download the 11-page report for free at the Institute of Physics website.