Why Electric Vehicles Are ‘Greener’ Than Ever In All 50 States

SourceForbes
SectorTransport
CountryGulf

A just-released study found that the average EV is cleaner to run than the average new gasoline … [+] vehicle in all 50 states. One of the cautions cited by electric vehicle (EV) naysayers is that they merely shift emissions from the tailpipe to the local grid’s power source. And while there is a kernel of truth to this notion—they’re indeed more benign to the environment in states where renewable energy resources are prevalent—the average EV is cleaner to run than the average new gasoline vehicle in all 50 states.

That’s according to a just-released study conducted the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), which determined that global warming emissions related to EVs has fallen by 15 percent since 2018. For 97 percent of the U. S., driving an electric car is equivalent or better with regard to the environment than a gasoline-powered model that gets 50 mpg. In fact, the organization says the average EV currently on the market is...read more...