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Dispelling Some Myths About The Environmental Impact Of Electric Vehicles

Discussion in 'Energy, Environment, and Policy' started by omarsultan, Sep 26, 2013.

  1. omarsultan

    omarsultan Active Member

    Jun 22, 2013
    Northern California
  2. Raffy.Roma

    Raffy.Roma Active Member

    Jul 22, 2012
    Rome (Italy)
    IMO the carbon footprint of Electric Vehicles simply depends on the grid. Once you have all electric vehicles you simply have to make cleaner the grid.
    For instance in the USA fossil fuels used for transportation is 27%. If this data was valid also at Global Level you could get a good result by converting all transportation to electric.
  3. Grendal

    Grendal SpaceX Moderator

    Jan 31, 2012
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
    Nice article. I had to add my 2 cents and my latest rant about gas stations to the comments. I've never seen any study or article that takes the gas stations energy use into their analysis. It has to be very high with all the pumps, lights, and refrigerators that are being used 24/7.

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