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Electric cars emit less carbon than average U.S. new car, everywhere in the world

John Voelcker Nov 6, 2017 Follow John Add to circle Greenhouse-gas emissions of battery-electric vehicles globally in MPG equivalent [U of Michigan TRI] Enlarge Photo When electric cars first arrived in 2011, it was a reasonable question: Aren't you just shifting emissions from the tailpipe to the smokestack? The answer is yes, but the carbon emissions per mile of an electric car—properly measured on a wells-to-wheels basis—are virtually always lower than those of a gasoline or diesel car. It's not always true, depending on how dirty the grid is and how efficient a baseline fossil-fueled car you choose, but it's largely the case, and especially so in the U.S. DON'T MISS: Climate change all manmade, say actual scientists: awkward for Trump science deniers A new report issued Monday by the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute has now calculated greenhou...

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