Black Cabs, CO2 & Walking to the Moon

According to the people at EcoVelocity, which is a show dedicated to eco-friendly motoring that will be held at the Battersea Power Station in London on September 8-11, if every one of the black cabs in London was 100% electric, they could save 4,000 metric tons of CO2 emission each week.

According to the people at EcoVelocity, which is a show dedicated to eco-friendly motoring that will be held at the Battersea Power Station in London on September 8-11, if every one of the black cabs in London was 100% electric, they could save 4,000 metric tons of CO2 emission each week.

They’ve determined that road transport is responsible for about 80% of the airborne pollution in Central London. Of that, 20% is related to cabs. Probably that’s the case because of the congestion charge in Central London has put off use by private vehicles.

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While we are certainly in favor of reducing emissions, this calculation seems about as realistic as pointing out that if you walked 24 hours a day at a pace of 3 miles per hour, you would reach the Moon in 3,242.5 days.