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Electric vehicles: an interesting solution

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Consultant energy affairs, Self employed

Rafael Herzberg- is an independent energy consultant, self-employed (since 2018) based in São Paulo, Brazil* Focus on C level, VPs and upper managers associated to energy related info, analysis...

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Electric vehicles: an interesting solution

The Brazilian electricity generation matrix is primarily renewable.

Thus, the substitution of fuels for electric energy brings important benefits for the country:

1. Emissions reduction

Electric power is a cleaner energy conversion process

2. Much higher technical efficiency

The efficiency of the electric motor is 80% and that of the combustion engine 20%

3. The cost of the electrical source is lower

The price of fuels related to their energy content is higher than that of electricity.

Brazil has a lot to gain with Evs

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Dr. Amal Khashab on May 17, 2021

Hi, Rafael 

Is there Electric Public Transportation in Brazil such as Electric Buses or Electric Trains?

Thanks in advance.

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Rafael Herzberg on May 17, 2021

Hi Amal, yes there is a very small proportion of electric buses and electric trains - if we compare to our whole energy matrix. By far, diesel, ethanol and gasoline are the most important energy source for buses, cars and trucks.

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