Documentaries about people and their worlds

Electric cars - How environmentally friendly are they really?

A documentary by Florian Schneider and Valentin Thurn

A production for ARD

TV premiere: 29th of January 2020, 22:10, WDR

Further broadcasts: 18th of november 2020, 3sat

More than 47 million cars on our roads cause bad air and high greenhouse gas pollution. The transport sector is responsible for almost a fifth of Germany's CO2 emissions.

Electric cars are supposed to change that because they are praised as "emission-free". Battery-operated electromobility should become the form of transportation of the future and make traffic completely climate-neutral by 2050.

At the same time, e-cars are already helping car companies to undercut the high EU CO2 emissions ​​and offer a way into the future to a new automotive market of million.


But are electric cars really the lifeline for the environment and the climate? The story goes in search of traces.

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