How Green Are Electric Cars? Depends on Where You Plug In
By PAUL STENQUIST
Published: April 13, 2012
IT’S a lot like one of those math problems that gave you fits in sixth grade: a salesman leaves home in Denver and drives his electric car to a meeting in Boulder. At the same time, a physicist driving the same model electric car sets out from her loft in Los Angeles, heading to an appointment near Anaheim.
For both, the traffic is light, and the cars consume an identical amount of battery power while traveling the same number of miles. Being purely electric, they emit zero tailpipe pollutants during their trips.
The test question: are their carbon footprints also equal?
The answer may be a surprise. According to a report that the Union of Concerned Scientists plans to release on Monday, there would be a considerable difference in the amount of greenhouse gases — primarily carbon dioxide — that result from charging the cars’ battery packs. By trapping heat, greenhouse gases contribute to climate change.
…we live in a world of dodo’ birds users of “crappy logic electric cars”…!
-YOU SHOULD NOT HAVE TO PLUG INTO ANYTHING…!
-YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO HAVE “AIR-CONDITIONING”…!
-THE LOGIC OF AUTO PARTS MEANS THAT GOVERNMENTS DO NOT KNOW HOW TO PROVIDE WORK FOR ALL…! [INCLUDING CONTRACTING PRIVATE COMPANIES…!]
-YOU HAVE ONE MAIN ENGINE MOTOR, AND OTHER SMALLER MOTORS FOR AIR-CONDITIONING AND POWER STEERING…!
-YOU USE CHEAPER BATTERIES SET IN AT LEAST TWO SEPARATE GROUPS, AND MORE GENERATORS…!
-YOU HAVE MAGNETO POWER AVAILABLE…!
-YOU USE GEARING TO BACK WHEELS FOR GENERATORS…!
-YOU USE FUNNELS TO HAVE ALSO POR ADDED POWER TO GO FASTER, AIR-FLOW-GENERATION…!
THE ONLY BEST BUT NOT BETTER, ELECTRIC CARS ARE FROM TOYOTA, WITH THE SYNERGY SYSTEM, AND THE NEW 3 BATTERY ALL ELECTRIC MODEL…!
…THE SYNERGY A BIT BETTER SYSTEM, IS THE MODIFICATION FROM HYBRID GASOLINE, TO TWO[DOS=2] ELECTRIC MOTORS, TWO BATTERY PACKS, ETC…!
A WORLD THAT HAS “CRAPPY LOGIC”, AND THEY SEEM TO NOT REALIZE IT, OR AT LEAST THE GOVERNMENT…!
ESSENTIALLY, BYE-BYE NEED FOR DIESEL OR GASOLINE, AS TO PRIVATE OR COMMERCIAL USAGE…!
CRUDE OIL IS an EMERGENCY SOURCE OF ENERGY, FOR “FERTILIZERS”, MILITARY, and some necessary jet flight, etcetera, as we need to get back to “electric boats and wind and solar powered”…!
we are in the hands of dodo’ bird governments…!