APPG 2030 Ban

Fair Fuel APPG for UK Motorists and UK Hauliers August 2021 Page | 27 According to the British Independent Motor Trade Association (BIMTA) around 20% of used cars are exported from the UK to developing countries. This will give the UK the opportunity to export the battery recycling problem! Hardly a planet friendly gesture! The chances of replacing all conventional cars with electric is therefore a political pipe dream as it is most likely the public will struggle on with their conventional cars, unless electric cars become cheaper, last longer or can be easily recycled. An alternative perspective from an Alliance of British Drivers supporter Mark Hayward said: “We do not really need driverless cars, or ever more complicated cars which tell us we have drifted over the white line, are WIFI enabled, have cameras in every corner and sensors in every orifice.” “My wife’s Morris Minor has an engine, seats, brakes, and steering. It gets us from A-B maybe a little longer than a modern car, but it is easy to fix, is already built with not a computer or any electronics in sight.” “We should stop building all these modern disposables electronically controlled, unsustainable modern boxes on wheels and concentrate on making spares for cars 20 years+ old so we can keep them on the road. Cuba managed this admirably! These vehicles generated their CO 2 in production 20+years ago. Let’s find some technology to capture their exhaust emissions rather than raping and polluting the earth still more in the name of ‘Going Green’.” “In the words of David Attenborough ‘we should not waste a thing’ but the green policies of our Govt are flying in the face of this advice.” Life Cycle Analysis of Battery Electric Cars Battery Considerations – The Polestar Study Polestar the Volvo’s EV spin-off business boss Thomas Ingenlath said: “Car manufacturers have not been clear in the past with consumers on the environmental impact of their products. That’s not good enough. We need to be honest, even if it makes for uncomfortable reading.” Summary of the Polestar Study 7 The Government should NOT pursue their current policies which are likely to inadvertently increase the burden of CO 2 emissions. Continued use of the existing petrol (ICE) Internal Combustion Engine fleet is a particularly good option from a carbon (LCA) Life-Cycle Assessment analysis as the carbon impact of continued use of the existing fleet is broadly equivalent to a (BEV) Battery Electric Vehicle, using the European energy mix. While 200,000 km has been selected in the Polestar study, ICE (internal combustion engine) cars can have much longer life without needing powertrain replacement, and there is already an active recycling market for components including the powertrain for these vehicles. It is not unusual to see taxis with 500,000 miles (800,000 km), and over a million miles for HGV vehicles is not uncommon. Buying a second hand EV could be difficult as buyers may be misled regarding it useable battery capacity and left with a hefty bill of tens of £000s to replace the batteries in a car which is simply just not worth it. Thanks to the Alliance of British Drivers for this Polestar Life Cycle Analysis of Battery Electric Cars