Gallery: Life Cycle Assessment Proves Electric Vehicles are a Cleaner C...

 

A report released earlier this month took into account the entire life cycle of hybrid, electric and gas powered cars — analyzing everything from gathering resources to disposing of used vehicles — and revealed definitively that hybrid and electric vehicles are greener from a whole systems approach. The report discovered that although the emissions created during the manufacturing and disposal of hybrid and electric vehicle battery parts is higher than that of gas powered vehicles, their lower operating emissions more than make up for that difference. From start to finish the hybrid and electric vehicles come out on top — or rather on the bottom of the emissions scale — and they are much more friendly to the earth when all is said and done.

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  1. caeman June 23, 2011 at 8:19 am

    I don’t think any of us are surprised that over the life-time of the vehicle, it will end up being cleaner than gas and diesel cars. But at what cost does this CO2 reduction come to the owner’s wallet is what I want to know; after 15 years on the road and 100,000 to 200,000 miles or more of driven life.

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