Why do people think Electric cars are green which they are clearly not at all?
You have to pollute the earth by mining and manufacturing the car. When you charge the car at charging stations where do you think the power comes from? Oh that's right Natural Gas and Coal Plants.
- FLv 66 months agoFavorite Answer
Electric cars can only be green if they are powerd by green energy. If the electricity is produced by fossil fuels, they are potential worse than "gas" cars. Burning coal, oil or gas in a pwer station is essentially the same chemistry as burning gas in a car engine. Older coal stations are 30% efficient, newer natural gas stations nearer 45%. Modern cars, are around 35% efficient, diesels nearer 40%. Factor in 5% transmission losses for electricity , and it doesn't add up for electric cars using non green electric.
- 5 months ago
glad to see at least one person, other than me, understands...
- Never PolledLv 56 months ago
Stop thinking for yourself......the democtats will do that for you......and please stay in your pasture.
- 6 months ago
Right click,left,computer and lots of books were only, that we friends when shared valuable ideas together,among us,still God knows why,on,y we have not reached for a special important goal in our lives.
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- 6 months ago
What I guess you don't understand is that I can go about 120 miles on the same energy that you can drive your gas vehicle for 25 or 30 miles. Gas engines are running all the time when they sit there, go downhill, wait at stop signs, slow down to stop etc. If you had a 100 watt bulb on all day and all night, I could drive over ten miles on the energy it used. Also, natural gas is cleaner than gasoline and that's what California uses for electricity.
- oikoσLv 76 months ago
Whereas, to get a gas-powered car, all you have to do is wave a magic wand. As far as powering it goes, Plants producing electricity can control their emissions a lot better than millions of gas and diesel vehicles can.
- Anonymous6 months ago
Electric cars are much greener
- samLv 66 months ago
it's still less pollution than having millions of cars polluting
- ANDRE LLv 76 months ago
More and more power in the grid comes from solar, wind, and hydro. That's growing too, in spite of the oil companies.
And, e-cars use their power with more efficiency than gas powered cars do.