Climate friendly cars in Virginia
An electric car is only as good for the climate as the electricity used to power it
An electric car is only as good for the climate as the electricity used to power it. In Virginia, that means some all-electric vehicles are better in the long-run.
That is the finding of of a study conducted by Climate Central. The organization looked at emissions over 50- and 100-thousand mile increments. Researchers also factored in emissions for generating the power and manufacturing the vehicle.
More of our power is being generated in natural gas-fired power plants, as opposed to old coal-fired plants. Over 100-thousand miles of driving, that helps push some all-electric vehicles over many gas-powered hybrids.
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