Infographic: The Real Emissions of Your Electric Car Will Depend on Where You Live

June 10, 2013 by  
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We’re not exactly sure why, but people love a good myth about clean-tech— e.g. making solar panels uses more energy than they generate, or wind farms actually increase emissions. The most fashionable of late is that producing and charging electric vehicles means heavy carbon emissions . So is it true? In a recent study comparing grid-powered electric car emissions around the world,   Shrink That Footprint  found that electric cars using coal-fired electricity have carbon emissions similar to average gasoline cars. However, when charged with low carbon power, they have just a quarter of the emissions of a typical car, or about half those of the best hybrid. Even when you account for a car’s manufacturing footprint, it turns out that what really matters is the electricity source and where you live can have a big impact. Find out more on the subject over at Shrink That Footprint . The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “clean energy” , car emissions , clean air , electric car emissions , gas emissions , green air , green transportation , hybrid car emissions , reducing emissions , vehicle emissions        

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European Commission Proposes Cutting CO2 Emissions in New Cars by One-Third

July 12, 2012 by  
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New cars in Europe could soon produce considerably less harmful emissions than today’s cars if a new proposal is implemented. The European Commission has just released a new proposal that would further reduce the carbon dioxide emissions from new cars and vans by 2020. If the plan is approved, new cars and vans in Europe would have to produce one-third less harmful carbon dioxide emissions than today’s cars. Read the rest of European Commission Proposes Cutting CO2 Emissions in New Cars by One-Third Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: automotive , car emissions , carbon dioxide , carbon emissions , European Commission , fuel economy , green car , green cars , green transportation

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