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An anonymous reader writes: It's easy to forget that much of our power comes from dirty sources. After factoring in the pollution from power plants, are electric vehicles really cleaner? This article compares the CO2 and NOx emissions of both a Neighborhood Electric Vehicle (NEV) and an internal combustion engine passenger car.
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Are Electric Vehicles Really Cleaner?

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  • The article concludes that NEVs are cleaner, but it leaves me wondering; For example the article states "Additionally, the refinement, transportation, and distribution of gasoline produces pollution before the gas is even burned in a car's engine.". Yet it fails to mention that this is also true for coal which is how we get much of our electricity. I wonder if they factored this in when calculating the impact of NEvs?

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