http://www.cleanenergy.org/2015/11/20/ignore-the-haters-electric-cars-really-are-greener/

SACE | Southern Alliance for Clean Energy

Ignore the haters: electric cars really are greener

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“Electric cars do have a slightly higher carbon footprint in the manufacturing stage, and each [battery electric vehicle] also requires manufacturing a battery. But it turns out the vast bulk of auto-related carbon emissions come not from manufacturing but from operation — driving — and the savings BEVs represent on that score make up the difference by many multiples.”

Originally published on November 16, 2015.

http://www.vox.com/2015/11/16/9737720/electric-vehicles-cleaner