Do electric cars reduce global warming emissions if you are using coal to generate the electricity?
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- JimZLv 72 years agoBest Answer
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.
- Climate RealistLv 72 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.
- cosmoLv 72 years ago
No. But the electricity needed can be generated by nuclear, hydro, wind, or solar.
- a2yarLv 72 years ago
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- ocularnervosaLv 72 years ago
Most car recharging stations work of solar.