January 16, 2022

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Are Electric Cars Really More Environmentally Friendly?

Are Electric Cars Really More Environmentally Friendly?

Some people say that buying an electric car is a great way to fight climate change – but if they use electricity that is made by burning fossil fuels, are they really more environmentally friendly than gas powered cars?

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Sources:
https://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/best-worst.shtml
https://medium.com/@rossrosenberg/the-long-tailpipe-theory-of-evs-8b4487cf3cfc

Factcheck: How electric vehicles help to tackle climate change


https://www.bts.gov/content/average-fuel-efficiency-us-passenger-cars-and-light-trucks
https://www.bts.gov/content/number-us-aircraft-vehicles-vessels-and-other-conveyances
https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/study-electric-buses-already-emit-less-carbon-than-diesel-buses-in-any-stat#gs.r7b6dz

Mostly false: “Electric cars generate higher emissions than diesel cars”


https://www.theguardian.com/environment/blog/2013/feb/07/india-green-country-electric-cars
https://afdc.energy.gov/vehicles/electric_emissions.html?source=post_page—————————
https://www.epa.gov/greenvehicles/fast-facts-transportation-greenhouse-gas-emissions
https://theicct.org/sites/default/files/publications/2017-Global-LDV-Standards-Update_ICCT-Report_23062017_vF.pdf
https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1091877_why-european-gas-mileage-ratings-are-so-high–and-often-wrong
https://www.foreffectivegov.org/oil-and-gas-production-major-source-of-greenhouse-gas-emissions-epa-data-reveals
https://seekingalpha.com/article/4123382-long-tailpipe-teslas-natural-gas-powered-vehicles

Shades of Green: Electric Cars’ Carbon Emissions Around the Globe

US: Vehicle Definitions


https://ozziezehner.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/lets-power-down-hype-about-electric-cars.pdf
https://www.ucsusa.org/sites/default/files/attach/2015/11/Cleaner-Cars-from-Cradle-to-Grave-full-report.pdf
https://www.ucsusa.org/clean-vehicles/electric-vehicles/ev-emissions-tool#z

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