Obviously we need to spend billions more subsidizing these useless vehicles so we all feel good about ourselves.
They have been hailed as the environmentally-friendly solution to getting around towns and cities.
But new research has found electric cars have an overall impact on pollution that may be worse than gas-guzzling vehicles.
The study looked at US vehicle emissions on a county-level to map where gas cars and electric vehicles cause the most damage to the environment.
It found that in the east of the US, the impact of charging up EVs overnight does more harm to the environment than going to the petrol station.
Is the science settled? Because if it is, shut up, denier.
‘What we find is that the benefits are substantially different depending on where you are in the country,’ study co-author Stephen Holland of the University of North Carolina, told CityLab.
The real big take-home message is: location, location, location.’
Just imagine the emotional conflict sure to affect the environmental wackos:
‘Because electric vehicles, on average, generate greater environmental externalities than gasoline vehicles, the current federal policy has greater deadweight loss than the no-subsidy policy,’ the authors write.
‘It’s kind of hard to beat gasoline’ for public and environmental health, said co-author Julian Marshall, an engineering professor at the University of Minnesota.
‘A lot of the technologies that we think of as being clean … are not better than gasoline.’
Marshall should expect a lot of grief from the psychotic left for saying that.