New data show electric vehicles continue to get cleaner

New data show electric vehicles continue to get cleaner

New data from the US EPA on power plant greenhouse gas emissions are in, and electric vehicles (EV) in the US are even cleaner than they were before. The climate change emissions created by driving on electricity depend on where you live, but on average, an EV driving on electricity in the U.S. today is equivalent to a conventional gasoline car that gets 80 MPG, up from 73 MPG in our 2017 update.

Key findings

The movement away from coal power towards more renewable energy means EVs can operate cleaner than they have been for the last decade.

Power from coal has dropped from 50% to 30%

It is of major importance that we increase the adoption of EVs.

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