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  • Tuesday, June 6, 2017

    EVs Come Clean As More Grids Go New Energy

    Number one argument against electric cars is now completely debunked

    Fred Lambert, June 5, 2017 (electrek)

    “…[W]hile there are places where the grid is so dirty that it doesn’t make a big difference whether someone drives an electric car or a very efficient gas-powered car, most of the US electric grid is clean enough that it doesn’t come close to the efficiency of electric cars…As the grid gets cleaner, thanks to solar, wind, hydro and other renewable energy sources, the electric car’s advantage is increasing every day and the latest data shows that it’s not even a contest anymore…The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) updated their state-by-state study of the emission generation from electricity [based on 2014 EPA data] to account for the average electric car’s equivalent mpg on the electric grid…[T]he grid got a lot cleaner since, but even the jump from 2009 to 2014 shows a massive improvement…The average electric car in the US now gets the equivalent efficiency of a non-existent 73 mpg gas-powered vehicle – and that’s before accounting for refining, transportation, etc., when it comes to petrol…” click here for more

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