Just picked up my P85 in the past 3 weeks and have driven over 1000 miles, loving every moment. Colleague at work says, "beautiful car but the carbon footprint must be massive; more than an ICE SUV when you figure the battery manufacturing, build and operation of the vehicle over its lifespan". Researching on the web brings up completely contradictory information with a great deal of political commentary: BEV car is 30-40% greener than standard car: The Car Battery's Carbon Footprint - IEEE Spectrum Only in 5 states (NH, VT, ID, WA, OR) did the electric car (Nissan LEAF) actually reduce ones carbon footprint: Your Car's Carbon Footprint: Hybrid vs. Gasoline vs. Electric Cars Effective CO2 emissions fro Model S sedan are 547g per mile; Jeep Grand Cherokee 443g per mile: Is the Tesla Model S Green? | Watts Up With That? What if the Tesla Model S actually generated more CO2 than say, an efficient BMW? Even worse, what if effective Model S CO2 emissions are higher than most large SUVs?: Is The Tesla Model S Green? - Seeking Alpha Interestingly these last two references come up first on a Google search and have obvious political agendas with wordings like "Tesla Motors (TSLA) enjoys massive financial support from the Federal government, as well as various state and local governments" and "government environmental credit schemes " So what's the truth here?