Tyres prove to be a major source of emissions

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Emissions from normal tyre wear will be the next big environmental mountain to climb

Electric vehicles, like the battery-powered London taxi, generate high emissions from tyre and brake wear. Picture: REUTERS.

Research from Europe’s Emissions Analytics indicates that emissions from normal tyre wear will be the next big environmental mountain to climb, regardless of whether cars were electric or combustion powered. “Regarding public health, there is a tentative emerging consensus among epidemiologists and other medical researchers that ultrafine particles are potentially more injurious to human health than coarse particles, owing to their ability to translocate to the bloodstream through the lungs.

“The particles typically pass into the watershed through street drainage and are estimated to be a primary source of as much as 28% of microplastics found in the marine environment.” Instead, just like the car industry up until last October’s Worldwide HarmoniSed Light Vehicle Test Protocol regulations, the tyre industry relied on laboratory tests to measure its emissions.

The organisation insisted the emissions free pass given to tyres over the last century came about because of the perception that they were made from a natural product, rather than crude oil.

 

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