Electricity power plant emissions data for 2018 has just been released and the Union of Concerned Scientists has crunched the latest numbers. Based on where EVs have been sold, driving the average EV produces global warming pollution equal to a gasoline vehicle that gets 88 miles per gallon (mpg) fuel economy. That’s significantly better than the most efficient gasoline car (58 mpg) and far cleaner than the average new gasoline car (31 mpg) or truck (21 mpg) sold in the US. And our estimate for EV emissions is almost 10 percent lower than the Union of Concerned Scientist’s previous estimate two years ago. Now 94 percent of people in the US live where driving an EV produces less emissions than using a 50 mpg gasoline car.
Are Electric Vehicles Really Better for the Climate? Yes. Here’s WhyNicole Lepre2020-02-12T13:41:08-05:00