Study: Electric Cars Not So Green Unless Powered by Renewables
Wednesday, December 12 2012 @ 01:00 PM EST
Contributed by: B' Spokes
"The Victorian government’s ongoing “electric vehicle trial” found that electric cars powered by coal may actually produce more carbon emissions than petroleum-fueled cars over the lifetime of the vehicle, from manufacturing to junkyard. This is due in part to the added environmental impacts of the lithium batteries that electric cars require."