A calculation of the German version of the AAA, the ADAC, showed that the electric smart that is currently on the road, would actually create more CO2 per km than the combustion engine version, IF the power plant was solely coal based
This did not seem quite right, so I ran the numbers for the electric and non-electric versions of the MINI:
2.095 lbs CO2 *
13,400 lbs / 15000 Miles ==
So it looks like a Gas MINI produces about twice the CO2 per mile... In the absolute worst case (For the electric version).
The road to ruin is always in good repair, and the travellers pay the expense of it. -- Josh Billings