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.

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  • F
    Lv 6
    3 months ago
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    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.

  • glad to see at least one person, other than me, understands...

  • 2 months ago

    Stop thinking for yourself......the democtats will do that for you......and please stay in your pasture.

  • 3 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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  • 3 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.

    • Robert
      Lv 6
      2 months agoReport

      The Oracle's electric is typically powered by fossil-fuel power stations, and that's whether "running all the time", going "downhill", waiting at "stop signs", slowing down to stop. California is an exception - Most countries rely on coal to power their extraction aka generation, of electricity.

  • oikoσ
    Lv 7
    3 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.

  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    Electric cars are much greener

  • sam
    Lv 6
    3 months ago

    it's still less pollution than having millions of cars polluting

    • Robert
      Lv 6
      2 months agoReport

      If the electricity is coming from fossil-fuel power stations then there is no significant reduction in the pollution from them that causes Climate Change.

  • 3 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.

    • John3 months agoReport

      More and more doesn't mean nearly enough. Nuclear and Nuclear Fusion is the future not solar unless they can make it 10 times more powerful.

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