Your Car Would Have to Get 70 MPG to Be as Clean as an Electric Car, Study Finds


2010-08-30 Scientific American, CleanTechnica
Are electric cars less catastrophic for our future climate than gasoline cars? Well, duh. But, here’s another study carefully poring over the evidence and showing it to be the case.

Are electric cars less catastrophic for our future climate than gasoline cars? Well, duh. But, here’s another study carefully poring over the evidence and showing it to be the case. At least for Europe. A team of Empa scientists made a detailed life cycle assessment of the current state of the art lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries used in electric vehicles, and published it in the scientific journalEnvironmental Science & Technology.”

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Source: Notter et al. Contribution of Li-Ion Batteries to the Environmental Impact of Electric Vehicles. Environmental Science & Technology, 2010; 44 (17): 6550 DOI: 10.1021/es903729a via ScienceDaily

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