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GCC: MIT, Ford researchers find lightweight conventional vehicles could have lower lifecycle GHG impact than EVs dependi

Wed Aug 28, 2019 5:02 pm

MIT, Ford researchers find lightweight conventional vehicles could have lower lifecycle GHG impact than EVs depending upon location
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2019/0 ... 8-mit.html

. . . That combination of data showed, among other things, that some of the areas with more carbon-heavy grids also happen to be colder, and somewhat more rural, he said. All three of those attributes can tilt emissions in a negative way for electric vehicles in terms of their impact on reducing emissions, he added. The combined effects are strongest in parts of Wisconsin and Michigan, where lightweight cars would have a significant advantage over EVs in reducing emissions, the study showed. . . .

The headline's not the important thing, as UCS has been saying much the same thing re HEVs for certain areas, but it's the county-level bar graph and maps that're interesting. Wisconsin and Michigan in particular need to get their act together and lose the coal-fired electricity.
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.

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