Out of town has also the ICE internal combustion engine a good efficiency. The total superiority of the electric drive system is out of town clearly smaller.
European norm consumption out of town
Gasoline 6.2 Litre
Diesel 4.7 Litre
Natural gas 5.3 kg
Lignite 19,6 kWh
German electricity mix 2007
Austrian electricity mix
Austrian railways electricity mix
Photovoltaic / Wind energy
In oppoist to city traffic, electric power from coal increases out ot town the emission compared to the ICE internal combustion engine. First at the 514 g CO2/kWh from the German electricity mix 2007 has the plug-in-hybrid less emissions than the ICE internal combustion engine.
It's possible to make from a part of the saved fossile fuel electric power. High efficient power plants and electric drive save raw material and CO2 emissions.
How much shows the comparison of emissions from the natural gas Kangoo vs the electric Kangoo powered by a natural gas power plant.