How Green Are Electric Cars Compared to Gasmobile?

How Green Are Electric Cars Compared to Gasmobile?

Scientists calculated the emissions of both gasoline-engine vehicle and electric car during the course of their manufacturing, use and disposal, and found out that EVs are at least 50% greener and will get even greener if we could make our energy greener.
November 18, 2015 by Globeprime

Electric cars are absolutely cleaner than gasoline vehicles, but just how much cleaner? It all depends on where you plug in, of course. If the electricty is produced by solar or wind energy or other green energies, then electric vehicles produce virtually no emissions at all. This time Union of Concerned Scientists came out with a report explaining the greenhouse emissions - which contributed the global warming - of electric vehicles and gasoline-engine vehicles on a lifecycle basis, from the manufacturing of their batteries to their ultimate disposal or reuse. They found out that electric cars produce at least 50% less greenhouse emissions than their gasoline counterparts. Even for countries where most of the electricity are coal-powered, electric cars could still play a great role in reducing pollutions.

Video credit: Union of Concerned Scientists