Environmental Impacts Of Automobiles Has On Emissions, Climate Change And Fuel Economy

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Genferal
1 – environmental impacts from the use of automobiles has centered on emissions, climate change and fuel economy.
2 – About three-quarters of the average car can be recycled.
2 - Eighty to 90% of a vehicle’s environmental impact comes from fuel consumption and emissions that lead to air pollution and greenhouse gases.

Brake Debris and Tire Particles
1. Substances raise toxicity levels in nearby soilds and in the case of timre particles, lead to the formation of black carbon. Cause Lung toxicity and account for significant proportions of particulate matter in urban areas. Cars shold be deseigned to accommodate less toxic materials and to minimize wear on brakes and tires.

Painting and Coating
1. Painting and Coating account for 62%, or the largest share of environmental impacts durin the manufacture of automobiles.

Vehicle Weight
1. lowever vehicle weight to reduce vehicle emissions. Heavier behicles require greater amounts of resistance and brake pressure that lead to larger deposits of brake debris and tire particles.

Batteries
1. 7% of the recyclable lead in batteries is not recovered and is released into the environment. That small percentage equals 42,000 tons of lead.
There is not much information on how to identify and safely dispose of nickel-hydride or lithium-ion, which are used in hybrid vehicle batteries. The fact that the process of disposing of these batteries is questionable and is a major obstacle to comprehensive implementation of…

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