Argument: Even coal-powered electric cars pollute less than gasoline cars

Issue Report: Electric vehicles


“Coal Into Cars: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly”. Plugs and Cars 19 Aug. 2007 – “About half our electricity comes from coal, and that will change, at best, slowly as we move to renewables. But we need to keep in mind that when we’re talking about cars, even coal-generated electricity results in lower greenhouse gas emissions compared with petroleum. The EPRI-NRDC Plug-in Hybrid Study makes clear that under every scenario studied, every region will yield reductions in greenhouse gases as we increase the number of plug-in cars. That includes the worst, most coal dependent areas.”