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Do EVs really produce more brake particulate pollution?

Do EVs really produce more brake particulate pollution?

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Do EVs really produce more brake particulate pollution?

It is often said that electric vehicles produce more brake and tyre particulate pollution due to the increased weight of the vehicles. This is a myth that needs to be busted! While some EVs are heavy, the vast majority of them are either no heavier or only marginally heavier than their ICE counterparts, when you add the weight of the diesel or petrol fuel. See The fact is that EVs actually wear their brake pads and discs far less than petrol and diesel vehicles due to the motor regeneration doing the majority of the braking. If the EV has strong regen, i.e. one pedal driving, the brake wear is absolutely minimal and brake pads can last well over 100,000 miles!
In this example, I show the brake pad wear on a 2018 Citroen Berlingo Electric 22kWh (same as a Peugeot Partner Electric) that has done 27,000 miles and is now 4 years old. The brake pads have almost no wear on them (well maybe 0.5mm). This is a van too, so has had weight in the back which would normally result in higher brake wear on vans.

I also made this video on the weight of EVs, see
and a video on the BMW i3 bake pads at 128,000 miles, see

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