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Fantastic new article covering the myths of EVs!

Discussion in 'News' started by Mycroft, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. Mycroft

    Mycroft Life happens

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    From MediaMatters For America, February 8, 2012: "Myths And Facts About Electric Cars"

    Excellent web page to bookmark and send to your EV hating friends!
     
  2. Iz

    Iz EVs are here to stay

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    Very informative page. Thanks for finding and posting it. I still cannot understand what compels those to bash EVs. They breathe the same air as everyone else.
     
  3. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

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    Isn't that an oxymoron?
     
  4. Todd Burch

    Todd Burch Electron Pilot

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    Any friends that hate EVs generally end up on the evening news as corpses at the bottom of a cliff.

    Err....just kidding...did I say that out loud?
     
  5. grisnjam

    grisnjam P6316

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    Thanks, my favorite line: "conservative media outlets have repeatedly misled consumers".

    Now there's a real shocker ....
     
  6. efusco

    efusco Moderator - Model S & X forums

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    Nice, shared all around.
     
  7. rolosrevenge

    rolosrevenge Dr. EVS

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    That's me :biggrin:
     
  8. VolkerP

    VolkerP EU Model S P-37

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    that belongs in the occupation thread :tongue:
     
  9. richkae

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    One caveat about the page, it gets a lot of its data from and links to a US DOE page with pretty graphs about the sources of electricity to calculate the annual pounds of CO2 - but that US DOE page appears to be using data from 2005.
    I went to this page: Electric Power Monthly and did some math. Electricity in 2011 is a lot cleaner than it was in 2005. Coal is down from 49.61% to 42.81% and natural gas is up from 18.77% to 24.39%
    They should update it or make a note that the data is from 2005 or something.
     
  10. richkae

    richkae VIN587

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    According to my rough calculations, the exact same EV from 2005 produces 11% less CO2 in 2011.
    Fulfilling the promise of electric vehicles benefiting from improvements in the energy grid.
     
  11. vfx

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    Is this something you can send to the authors?
     

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