Gallery: Charge Your Electric Car at Night and You Could Help Diminish ...


A recent study shows that charging your electric vehicle at night could help diminish harmful pollutants at the Earth’s surface. The study was conducted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the University of Texas and looked at different charging habits of electric vehicle (EV) drivers in four cities in Texas and how they affect levels of air pollutants. The researchers found that in addition to nighttime charging being more cost effective and reliable — less power being used means more, cheaper power for your car — it also decreases the levels of ground pollutants including ozone.

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  1. Trinity June 1, 2011 at 12:11 am

    Thank God! Someone with brains spkeas!

  2. chris offspring April 20, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    @caeman: yes
    just think about all the office buildings that are not used during the night (but there are a lot of other examples why power plants don’t have to run at their maximum capacity during the night)

  3. caeman April 20, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    Will these numbers hold up when 1 million cars a night are charging? 5 million cars? 10 millon?

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