October 7, 2012
#GREENFAIL: How Electric Cars Hurt The Environment. “Making batteries for electric cars is a dirty process, and if the electric cars are run off a grid which is primarily powered by coal, as it is in China, the environmental benefits completely disappear. Green jobs, green energy, green cars: the record of green public policy is far more problematic than most environmentalists are willing to acknowledge.”
If the power came from nice, clean pebble-bed nuclear plants things would be different. But environmentalists mostly oppose those.