There seems to be a lot of information that is pushed on us as consumers that make us think that electric vehicles are the future and that they are better for the environment, but are they really?
from the article:
A Chinese study found electric vehicles in China are creating a bigger dent in the environment than gas-burning vehicles.
While electric car sales now outnumber those of conventional gas vehicles two-to-one in China, fine-particle pollution has increased as the “green” cars’ popularity has increased.
Researchers found that generating the electricity used to power an electric car releases more pollution into the atmosphere than burning gasoline to drive. Particulate matter is a fossil-fuel byproduct that includes acids, dust, soil, organic chemicals and metals. The impact an electric car has on the environment is similar to that of a diesel bus, according to the study.
This is not to say that I don't support finding a more efficient power source, but should we be investing so much money in technology that has just as bad of an impact on us as what we currently use? Or are the fossil fuel lobbies so powerful that we can't expect better technology?
I know it's out there, but I am thinking that we will probably never see it.
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