30 Jul '13, 10pm

Electric Vehicles Need More Study, Less Emotion

Electric Vehicles Need More Study, Less Emotion

Our latest such shock came from last month’s cover story, Unclean at Any Speed , as evidenced in the astounding volume of comments it elicited. As author Ozzie Zehner notes, “the seemingly simple question ‘Are electric cars indeed green?’ quickly gets complicated.” The question is twofold: How much carbon does a car emit in operation, and how much carbon is emitted in making the car—and its materials? The first problem involves the well-to-wheel carbon footprint—the carbon emitted by obtaining fossil fuels, converting them into electricity, and using that electricity to produce motive force. Two U.S. reports have compared electric and gasoline cars on that basis, the more recent one coming from the Union of Concerned Scientists. The study finds that in all U.S. states, plug-in electric vehicles are at least as fuel-efficient as the best gasoline cars. In many states, plug-...

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