Mike
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Mike asked in EnvironmentGlobal Warming · 2 years ago

Do electric cars reduce global warming emissions if you are using coal to generate the electricity?

Reposted due to movement.

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  • JimZ
    Lv 7
    2 years ago
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    You have to do a lot of calculating to figure that out. You have to know how much it costs in fuel to produce the batteries and manufacture the vehicles. You have to know how much energy it takes to run the cars and how much the coal produces. I have heard figures like a hundred miles an equivalent gallon of gas for electric cars but I'm skeptical of the actual numbers. Too often those with a bias conveniently exaggerate the benefits.

    Nevertheless I think they probably reduce emissions but not as much as some claim.

  • 2 years ago

    Don't bother answering Mike's question. Only an idiot wouldn't know how to move questions back.

    He will just repost the question, claiming someone moved it, to hide your answer.

    • JimZ
      Lv 7
      2 years agoReport

      He may be just reposting it as a way to discourage the wack bird that keeps moving them.

  • cosmo
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    No. But the electricity needed can be generated by nuclear, hydro, wind, or solar.

  • a2yar
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    yes

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  • 2 years ago

    Most car recharging stations work of solar.

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