Unless Israel switches from carbon based fuels to renewable energy sources to produce electricity, the electric car technology will not change anything in terms of carbon emission. With this technology, cars, instead of directly burning fuel and producing carbon dioxide, will use electricity that was produced through burning fossil fuels and releasing carbon dioxide. So actually, nothing will change.
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