According to a recent report, city air will not be free from pollution even if everyone has turned to electric cars. This is because the tyres and brakes used by vehicles still produce dust which contributes to pollution in the air. Many big brands such as AFE are promoting pollution-free solutions but this new findings led to further improvements for the future of electric cars.
Advisers from the government said that micro plastic fragments are still present in brakes, tyres as well as the surface of the road which will eventually get to the rivers. When this happens, these fragments will also reach the sea. This is one of the major reasons why ministers are planning to propose a bill that will set standards when it comes to manufacturing brakes and tyres for vehicles.
This proposition was met by a different suggestion from critics who believed that instead of creating more policies, it is time for the government to encourage citizens to stop using private cars and use public transportation.
Statement from the Air Quality Expert Group of the government revealed that due to wear and tear, particles are shed by the surface of the road, the tyres and the brakes of a vehicle. These sources are responsible for more than fifty per cent of the particle that causes air pollution due to road transportation.
Therefore, the group sent out a warning saying that there is no current law regarding measures to reduce the production of these particles. There are already policies regarding particles emitted by exhausts but more particles are caused by non-exhaust parts of vehicles.
According to them, the amount of pollutants will increase as the exhausts part of the vehicles is being improved. The minister for environment also reiterated that the report is proof that car fumes are not the only thing that impacts the health of humans but these tiny particles also play a crucial part.
Due to technology, brands like AFE are able to create exhausts with cleaner emissions but the challenge now with the auto manufacturing industry is to develop non-exhaust parts that will not produce micro particles fragments.