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Electric Cars are a Wreck

Post by Keli on Tue Jul 02, 2013 2:36 pm

BERKELEY, Calif., July 1 (UPI) Electric cars, despite their supposed green credentials, are among the environmentally dirtiest transportation options, a U.S. researcher suggests.

Writing in the journal IEEE Spectrum, researcher Ozzie Zehner says electric cars lead to hidden environmental and health damages and are likely more harmful than gasoline cars and other transportation options.

Electric cars merely shift negative impacts from one place to another, he wrote, and "most electric-car assessments analyze only the charging of the car. This is an important factor indeed. But a more rigorous analysis would consider the environmental impacts over the vehicle's entire life cycle, from its construction through its operation and on to its eventual retirement at the junkyard." ..... < snip >

..... "Upon closer consideration, moving from petroleum-fueled vehicles to electric cars starts to appear tantamount to shifting from one brand of cigarettes to another," Zehner, a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley, said. ..... < snip >

http://www.upi.com/Science_News/Technology/2013/07/01/Study-Electric-cars-no-greener-than-gasoline-vehicles/UPI-40741372711871/print
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Re: Electric Cars are a Wreck

Post by SamCogar on Wed Jul 03, 2013 5:30 am

Substantilly decreasing "coal-fired" electrical generation capacity ...... while substantilly increasing the electrical demand for re-charging vehicle batteries ...... will cause a collapse of the power grid.

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