Cars are not all equal in terms of exhaust gas produced, but there are many alternatives to conventional gasoline and diesel cars.
We often hear about “pollution warning” in our towns, and the real culprit is smog produced by urban traffic.
Vehicles fueled with fossil fuel (such as petroleum), are those that produce pollution, not only CO2, but also fine particles, nitrogen monoxide and carbon monoxide, all extremely harmful substances to our health. These last substances, in favorable conditions, react causing the “ozone hole”, that can have deleterious effects on our planet; air quality is compromised, as well as health of both people and animals.
European traffic is responsible for about a third of all CO2 emissions in the whole world: it is therefore crucial to identify an alternative mobility to enhance the fight against climate change and to contribute for the reduction of harmful substances to our health.
The EUI has decided to commit towards environment protection purchasing 2 electric zero-emission vehicles (Twizy). These are 100% electric cars that guarantee zero pollutants and noise emissions, have an autonomy of about 100km and meet the needs of about 90% of drivers.
In addition to that, as of September 2018 an electric vehicle will replace one of the existing shuttles buses.
Disposal and reuse of exhausted batteries may further increase the positive contribution to the environment.