WWF Study Finds Electric Cars to be Most Eco-Friendly

Posted on Friday, May 30th, 2008 at 5:22 pm by admin

Even though electric cars rely on electricity from our dirty, antiquated (usually coal-fired) electric power grid, a new study by the WWF finds that even despite that fact, electric cars are the greenest option for the future.

From the article:

Dramatically expanded use of plug-in electric and hybrid vehicles would be a way to a transport future that doesn’t risk climate catastrophe, a major new WWF analysis has found.

Such a move would also reduce the risk of conflict over less oil more and more concentrated in relatively unstable areas of the world.

Plugged In: The End of the Oil Age considers the future of a transport sector now 95 per cent dependent on liquid hydrocarbon fuels and examines the impacts and practicalities of electric, coal-to-liquid, gas-to-liquid, natural gas and hydrogen powered transport for the future

It finds that vehicles running solely or partly on grid-connected electricity are more efficient and less greenhouse gas intensive than all alternatives, even with most power now being generated using fossil fuels.

Read the full article here.

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