16 Apr '12, 6pm

Electric Vehicles a Good Environmental Choice Everywhere in US, Study Finds

And They Should Get Better As the Grid Gets Cleaned Up This is the important conclusion of a new study by the Union of Concerned Scientists and it deserves to be put right on top: "No matter where one lives in the United States, electric vehicles (EVs) are a good choice for reducing global warming emissions and saving money on fueling up." That's compared to gasoline-powered cars, of course.We always knew that the environmental performance of electric vehicles was going to vary by region depending on what the local mix of electric sources is (ie. not the same where there's plenty of wind, solar, hydro, nuclear, etc.. than where there's only old coal plants). Of course, another big environmental goal is to clean up the power grid, so as time goes on and EVs become more mainstream, they should also become cleaner . But the regional variation still matters, and some people ha...

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