We do NOT have to live with this pollution. We CAN contribute to CHANGE.
The results of 220 years of pollution by Internal Combustion Engines (ICE) combined with Industrial use of fossil fuels as a power source has POISONED the air we breath. It is not fair on our children. It is melting icebergs AND killing people.
By working together as an Alliance we truly believe we have the ability to substantially accelerate the transition to Electric Vehicles and in so doing ALSO assist and accelerate the transition to sustainable energies.
Sure, the British Government have taken initiatives to penalise and ultimately ban ICEs, but these legislations are far, far away, in fact up to 23 years away, with target dates as late as 2040.
EV-Alliance believes we can accelerate this transition substantially, starting Right Now.
The complete transition to EVs will eradicate the pollution caused by ICE engines and save lives, while clearing our cities of ever increasing smog and fatal pollutants. But of course it can't be done overnight, it has to be one small step at a time. We believe we can make large steps for the UK if we accelerate the understanding and acceptance of EVs, and if we grow the membership of EV-Alliance.
You CAN make a difference!
The Internal Combustion EngineSource The EconomistOver 2000 complex moving partsEmits dangerous and seriously damaging gasesThe Electric Vehicle Motor20 Relatively simple moving partsZERO emissions from a pure electric motor
The cheapest fully electric, ZERO emissions vehicle is under £15,000* brand new, and it provides a range of 250 miles on a single charge (NEDC) See EV Options
Due to the huge range of vehicle options available today, we have to present examples which represent averages. By way of an example, an ICE vehicle delivers 30 miles per gallon, the average cost of a gallon of petrol or diesel is £5.70 (Jan 2018) .
That equates to around 20 pence per mile.
The cost to charge an EV depends upon the size of the battery. The Tesla model S quoted above has an 85Kw battery. The average UK cost of electricity is £0.15p per Kw. It therefore costs approximately 85 x £0.15p to fill the ‘tank’, which costs £12.75 to fill, providing an NEDC range of 312 miles.
That equates to 4 pence per Mile.
ICE Vehicle: 20p per mile plus pollution
Electric Vehicle: 4p per mile with ZERO pollution
Did we omit to mention that many ZERO Emission EVs benefit from ZERO road tax, Zero congestion charge and ZERO toxicity charges, and in some cases are cheaper to insure. They are also certainly cheaper to maintain. James Anderson, Harvard Scientist, Jan 2018
The average cost to operate an EV in the United States is $485 per year, while the average for a gasoline-powered vehicle is $1,117, according to a study by Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute.
This study only examined fuel costs, but the maintenance cost for electric vehicles has also been found to be lower because they have fewer moving parts, no exhaust system, less need for cooling, less abrasive braking options, and no need to change "oil, fan belts, air filters, timing belts, head gaskets, cylinder heads or spark plugs."
Precedents exist where an EV has completed > 550,000 miles and the battery still charges and delivers 85% efficiency with zero degradation in performance. These are NOT lap top or mobile phone batteries.
We accept that there are many variables which can skew this comparison but because the comparison outcome is so HUGE the variables almost become irrelevant. Accepting that extreme examples could produce meaningful different outcomes, they remain extreme and we have tried to be fair in the application of averages and any assumptions.