28 Mar '12, 1pm

Electric Cars' Appeal Waning In Japan After Nuclear Disaster? #green

Electric Cars' Appeal Waning In Japan After Nuclear Disaster? #green

March 11, 2011 changed Japan forever. Just before 3pm local time, a magnitude 9 earthquake created a Tsunami that devastated a large region of the Eastern coast of Japan, killing thousands. It also triggered meltdowns in the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, causing explosions in three reactors, with the surrounding area now likely to be contaminated for decades. Such instances are rare, but the disaster turned the tide of opinion against nuclear power in Japan. It may also have shifted customers' opinions of electric cars, reports Detroit News . As zero local emissions vehicles, electric cars are immediately cleaner than internal combustion vehicles. However, they typically rely on power stations to generate the electricity they use. The cleanliness of this varies depending on how the power is being generated. Renewable sources like solar, wind and hydro are ideal, a...

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