Electric cars are not so green

Researchers have found that electric cars can be worse for the environment than conventional cars. Specifically, the study found that, in China, the pollution resulting from generating electricity for electric cars is worse than the pollution generated by gasoline-powered cars.

The trade-off is likely to be different in America, where we have cleaner electric generation, but it’s a reminder that environmental trade-offs can be much more subtle than the green industry would have us believe.

(Via Instapundit.)

UPDATE: I had forgotten that this isn’t the only recent study to question the green-ness of electric cars.

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