27 May '17, 10am

Tennesseans might not be too worried about climate change, but they sure love electric cars

The amount of heat-trapping pollution that’s released every time Bill Williams drives his electric sedan a mile down a road here has fallen by about a quarter in the three years since he bought it. Williams’ car hasn’t changed, but the electricity that powers it has. In Tennessee, power once generated overwhelmingly by coal has given way to more nuclear and natural gas power. With the rising number of plug-in models available in the U.S. , many at increasingly affordable prices, and with electricity getting greener, the climate benefits of electric cars are growing. Mark Bishop opens the hood of his Honda Insight, which he converted to run on electricity. John Upton/Climate Central Polls show that Tennesseans are among the least worried nationwide about global warming, yet they support one of America’s healthiest electric car markets. One out of every 400 new cars sold in ...

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