Your Eco-Friendly Car is Kinder to Some Cities
“If you’re thinking that your next car might be an electric one, consider the following infographic before you settle on which e-vehicle you want. The fact is that, while a hybrid car usually equals a big deduction when you efile your tax-return, not all is what it seems in terms of how green your car actually is. Unbeknownst to most consumers, the “greenness” of your electric car depends a lot on just where you’re plugging it in.
For residents of some cities, electric cars there may be far less green than in others. For those living in cities powered primarily by coal, the energy being expended in charging your car might be just as detrimental to the environment as just driving a gasoline-powered car.”