20 Apr '12, 7pm

Study: Charging up electric cars could create more emissions than fueling up Oh, Mr. President!

Study: Charging up electric cars could create more emissions than fueling up Apr 17 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Zlati Meyer Detroit Free Press For most Michiganders, charging their electric vehicles could produce more greenhouse-gas emissions than fueling up and driving the most efficient gas-powered hybrids, according to a new study released Monday by the Union of Concerned Scientists. The organization looked at how electricity is produced around the U.S. -- regions more dependent on coal for their electricity received a lower score. "Today, in Michigan, our analysis is an electric vehicle is as good as some of the best gas vehicles and some hybrids, and if Michigan continues to invest in renewable energy, it can go from being a 'good region' to a 'best region,' " said Don Anair, one of the researchers. He said that in Michigan, where 70% of electricity comes from...

Full article: http://www.energycentral.com/news/en/24239299/

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