SACE | Southern Alliance for Clean Energy

Ignore the haters: electric cars really are greener


“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.