27 Jan '17, 5am

New Study Says EVs Actually Create Pollution in the Midwest

A new study says that electric vehicles are causing pollution in the Midwest. The study, published in American Economic Review , asserts that because the Midwest relies heavily on coal for electricity, the region sees higher pollution due to the increased presence of EVs. This is so, it says, at least when compared with other regions, which don’t use coal to produce electricity. The study was carried out by a team at the University of North Carolina. The researchers looked at air pollution caused by vehicles and how it varied from region to region. SEE ALSO: IEA Report: Renewable Energy Takes Lead Over Coal in Energy Capacity Last Year “In many locations, the comparison between a gasoline vehicle and an electric one is really a comparison between burning gasoline or a mix of coal and natural gas to move the vehicle,” the study says. The researchers were comparing pollution...

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