28 Jun '11, 7am

Electric cars: The key questions, answered. The Green Piece.: For every blog and article written hyping the virt...

Electric cars: The key questions, answered. The Green Piece.: For every blog and article written hyping the virt...

June 28, 2011. The Green Piece Column. For every blog and article written hyping the virtues of electric cars as the transportation method of the future, there are just as many belittling their credentials – and with Tesla announcing the end of production for its Roadster (see article ) last week and electric car maker Think driving straight into bankruptcy (see article ) it appears critics have had more emission-emitting fuel poured on to their fire. So are electric cars all hype and no hope? Here we address the three key questions often posed by the naysayers to determine their future. Question one: Are electric cars really better for the environment? Electric cars are often promoted as “zero emission” vehicles – which critics jump on as false advertising, because while they produce no harmful emissions at the exhaust pipe, the clean air benefits are limited based on how...

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