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Electric cars got even cleaner in a year, new grid data shows

Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:59 pm

Via GCR: https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1115679_electric-cars-got-even-cleaner-in-a-year-new-grid-data-shows
UCS annual report and map for U.S. average GHG emissions equivalent improved from 73mpg in 2015 to 80 mpg for 2016. Most of New York leads the way with 191 MPG, then Alaska at 112 and California at 109. Bringing up the rear is Oahu at 35 MPG, and Northern Illinois/Eastern Wisconsin at 38 MPG. direct link to UCS blog: https://blog.ucsusa.org/dave-reichmuth/new-data-show-electric-vehicles-continue-to-get-cleaner
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Re: Electric cars got even cleaner in a year, new grid data shows

Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:30 pm

That is good to see! Thanks for posting.
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Re: Electric cars got even cleaner in a year, new grid data shows

Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:52 pm

Latest UCS survey, via GCR:
UCS report shows electric cars get even cleaner in 2018
https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1119135_ucs-report-shows-electric-cars-get-even-cleaner-in-2018

. . . The organization updated its widely-used 2009 study with the latest data available from the EPA from 2018.

It shows that counting the power used to generate electricity the average electric car produces the equivalent greenhouse-gas emissions of a gas car that gets 80 mpg. . . .

Another improvement that stands out from 2009, however, is that the cleanest hybrids have also become much more efficient, with the most efficient hybrids averaging 55 to 56 mpg, up from the mid-40s at the time of the earlier study. The areas where an efficient hybrid might be cleaner than an electric car have expanded in some regions. . . .

There are maps.
Guy [I have lots of experience designing/selling off-grid AE systems, some using EVs but don't own one. Local trips are by foot, bike and/or rapid transit].

The 'best' is the enemy of 'good enough'. Copper shot, not Silver bullets.

GetOffYourGas
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Re: Electric cars got even cleaner in a year, new grid data shows

Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:12 am

Upstate NY leads in something! (i.e. Nuclear) Lol!
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