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Say No to NEEs: Cheap tyres on heavy EVs are a pollution problem

  • 05-02-2021 11:54am
    Registered Users Posts: 12,284 ✭✭✭✭

    "...Tight regulation of exhaust emissions by the EU has meant that new cars emit very little particle pollution

    But tyre wear pollution is unregulated and can be 1,000 times worse, finds independent real-world testing experts Emissions Analytics

    Increased popularity of SUVs, larger and heavier than standard vehicles, exacerbates this problem – as does growing sales of heavy EVs and widespread use of budget tyres

    Fitting only high-quality tyres and lowering vehicle weight are routes to reducing these ‘non-exhaust emissions’ (NEEs)..

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