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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Study shows impact of electric cars is worse than petrol-powered vehicles | Mail Online

They have been heralded as the environmentally friendly solution to getting around, especially in towns and cities.

But new research in China shows that electric cars have an overall impact on pollution that could be more harmful to health than conventional vehicles.

A study of pollution in 34 Chinese cities has found that the electricity generated by power stations to drive electric vehicles leads to more fine particle emissions than petrol-powered transport.


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That wouldn't be a prob if they swapped from coal-fired to nuke.

Posted by: dearieme | Jun 1, 2012 4:43:35 AM

true dat.

Posted by: Tom Smith | Jun 1, 2012 9:19:33 AM

Just wanted to give you a shout from the valley of the sun, great information. Much appreciated.

Posted by: beats headphones | Jun 7, 2012 7:47:35 PM

Nuclear energy maybe cleaner to produce but we have nothing to do with the wastes so that doesn't solve the problems yet. Producing cars in a cleaner way would help the most. The pollution caused by building a Prius is more than most gas cars produce in their lifetime.

Posted by: Pete's Pest Control | Jun 19, 2012 1:57:36 PM