Sunday, October 07, 2012

Christmas Comes Early

I've long suspected that the true environmental costs of electric vehicles exceeds that of gasoline engine vehicles. If a Norwegian study holds up, how long will it be before Hummers are proven to be eco-friendly as opposed to those planet-killing Prius cars?

The smug has been thick for green car owners and promoters, but the reality may be something different (tip to Instapundit):

The study highlights in particular the “toxicity” of the electric car’s manufacturing process compared to conventional petrol/diesel cars. It concludes that the “global warming potential” of the process used to make electric cars is twice that of conventional cars.

And then there's the issue of whether the electricity generated is from coal. Tip the scales some more for conventional vehicles.

I'm grinning. Very broadly.