Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Electric cars not so green when they use dirty energy

It was interesting to discover that electric cars are actually more harmful for the environment than standard gasoline fuels automobiles.  The reason for this is that they require electricity, much of which is developed through the use of coal.  You can read more about this in an article, If you all-electric car gets its power from coal, new study says it is dirtier than gasoline.

Another myth that was dispelled in this article was that ethanol is better for the environment. Ethanol creates 80 percent more air pollution mortality than traditional gasoline engines.  Hybrids and diesel automobiles are better for the environment, given they expel less heat-trapping gas.

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