Electric car switch requires de-carbonised power generation, say engineers

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Converting the UK's transport fleet to electric vehicles will be pointless if they are recharged from a dirty grid, says Royal Academy report

Britain would have to almost entirely strip carbon emissions from its electricity grid to make a national switch to electric vehicles worthwhile, according to a report released this week. In the report,...

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