13 Feb '12, 5pm

Electric vehicles in China pollute more than gas-fueled cars, U.S. researchers say #EVs #china

13 Feb 2012: Electric Vehicles in China Pollute More Than Gas-Fueled Cars The use of electric cars in China produces more particulate matter pollution than gasoline-fueled vehicles , according to a new study. In an analysis of five vehicle technologies in 34 major Chinese cities, Can Electric Vehicles Take Off? Roadmap to Find the Answer Electric cars are finally coming to market in the U.S., but what is the future potential for this much-touted technology? A good way to find out would be to launch demonstration projects in selected cities. READ THE e360 REPORT U.S. researchers found that the power generated to run electric cars produces significantly greater particulate matter emissions because 80 percent of China’s electricity comes from coal-burning power plants. While those plants are typically located far from population centers, the researchers nevertheless found tha...

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