Electric car sales and their impact on air quality

16/12/2022

In the last two decades, electric cars have become increasingly popular. As more people switch to electric vehicles, the global air quality has improved notably. Let’s look at how electric cars are reducing air pollution and driving us towards a cleaner future, and how a BEng (Hons) Sustainable and Electric Vehicle Engineering degree at the University of Bolton can help you pursue a successful career in this exciting and ever-evolving industry. 

Reducing Emissions Through Innovative Design  

Electric cars emit no tailpipe pollutants, meaning they don't release harmful gases such as carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxide into the atmosphere. This reduction in emissions is beneficial for both human health and the environment as it helps reduce smog levels, which can cause respiratory illnesses. Additionally, as electric cars don’t require any fuel, they are more efficient than traditional vehicles. 

The Shift Towards Electric Vehicles  

As governments around the world continue to push for cleaner air standards, there is an increasing demand for more efficient and environmentally friendly ways of transportation. This shift towards electric vehicles has led to an increase in the production of electric cars by several manufacturers. For example, Tesla Motors produces some of the most popular electric car models today and their sales have skyrocketed over the past few years. Moreover, other car manufacturers such as Nissan and Volkswagen are also investing heavily in research and development for new electric vehicle designs that can better meet customer needs while also helping reduce emissions worldwide.   

Wind tunnelThe Optimistic Future  

As global leaders continue to promote renewable energy sources like solar power, wind power, and geothermal energy to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels, there is an encouraging outlook for our future when it comes to air quality. Electric car sales will continue to rise as more people become aware of their environmental benefits as well as the infrastructure improving the switch from traditional fuel-powered vehicles to cleaner alternatives. With governments now taking steps to regulate emissions from factories and other industries that contribute significantly to air pollution, we can expect improvements in air quality over time if we all do our part in making sustainable choices whenever possible!   

BEng Sustainable and Electric Vehicle Engineering 

Want to help drive the development of a new generation of sustainable and electric vehicles? At the University of Bolton, by studying in the UK’s only National Centre for Motorsport Engineering (NCME) with access to the cutting-edge technology that will prepare you for the world of work, we can help you. 

To explore how, let’s look at some of the course highlights:

- Our £13 million NCME building includes access to advanced manufacturing technologies, including a wind tunnel, cutting-edge workshops, and other manufacturing areas  

- You will study alongside both students and professionals from other engineering specialisms, so you can benefit from a wider range of knowledge and experience that supports cross-disciplinary thinking 

- The course aims to help you learn from top industry professionals, including international racing teams and supercar manufacturers 

- The course is designed to fully meet the requirements for professional registration to Incorporated Engineer, and to partially meet the requirements for Chartered Engineer  

- Strong industry links through our partnerships and Industry Advisory Board; ensuring that the course is up-to-date with employers’ current and future needs  

- Our lecturers have extensive industry experience in the automotive, motorsport, aerospace, and electronics industries 

Interested in joining the Bolton family? Click here to view our full course details. You can even come and see our positive and supportive learning environment in-person by booking on one of our upcoming Open Days. Speak to our lecturers and happy students, and even take a tour around campus and the national centre; the home of your studies as a BEng (Hons) Sustainable and Electric Vehicle Engineering student at the University of Bolton.  

For more information, please contact us at enquiries@bolton.ac.uk or call us on 01204 903807.  

Come and enjoy #UniAsItShouldBe; where our students and their needs always come first! 

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