New study: Electric cars may be worse for the environment than gas-powered | WashingtonExaminer.com! I guess I'd like to see the full study to understand all the factors they took into account. I fully understand that electricity is generated in many different fashions across the country, coal powered, nuclear, water, wind, solar etc.. So depending upon what produces your local electricity the 'environmentally friendliness' of your Model S may vary, just like the 'environmentally friendliness' of your ICE vehicle will vary (Ford Excursion or Honda Civic). But I hope they also took into account no oil changes, no anti freeze, no transmission fluid etc..