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Friday, January 31, 2014

Is it true the electric cars environmentally friendly?

Recent research that published in the Environmental & Technology journal found that hybrids and electric cars are not drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. The research authors said that these vehicles account for 20 percent of total carbon dioxide in the air.

Research conducted by the University of North Carolina also found that the electric car was put out less pollution, but the power plants that produce energy create more pollution.

Joseph Decarolis, the research leader, told The Verge on Thursday, January 23, 2014 that in the year of 2050, 40 percent of cars in the U.S. are hybrids and electric cars. However, the researchers did not see any significant emission reductions.
The BMW i8, first introduced as the BMW Concept Vision Efficient Dynamics, is a plug-in hybrid under development by BMW. (Picture from: http://www.caranddriver.com/)
He asserted that the research does not intend to reduce the interest of the public to buy electric cars. Electric cars can reduce the country's dependence on oil and improve air quality.

He also stressed that the issue of the future is the emissions associated with the electricity consumed by plug-in electric cars. "If the electric car is good for the environment, it's because of how we generate electricity for the car," he said. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | THE VERGE]
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