When green goes wrong… New Study: China’s Electric Cars Contribute More to Pollution Than Gas Guzzlers
- Electric cars are often assumed to be better for the environment and therefore better for public health.
A study by the University of Tennessee of electric vehicles in China, however, found that when you factor in where and how the energy for those vehicles is produced, the result is actually worse for public health when compared to gas-powered cars.
- Several factors, including proximity of homesteads to the power plant, use of coal for energy production and number of electric vehicles, contributed to these findings.
- Experts say different sources of electricity, cleaner coal-fired power plants and fewer communities near these plants in the United States makes this type of a pollution less of a risk here.
- (Photo: China Car Times)
Electric cars have been heralded by environmentalists as being better for the environment and human health. But what if this wasn’t the complete truth? What if electric cars actually produced more pollution under certain conditions?