Martin Karo's argument confuses fuels and uses incomplete comparisons.
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A report on emissions in Minnesota finds electric vehicles pollute substantially less than conventional cars, no matter the electricity source.
"Toyota engineers were simultaneously working on a brand new technology that met all the driver's needs with an even smaller carbon footprint."
It's easy to understand that, if you power your vehicle with electricity, you don't need to use as much gasoline. But, how much do you actually save, in terms of fuel costs and greenhouse gas emissions if you plug in instead of gas up?
The University of Tennessee has just come up with a theory about China electric vehicles that may have some believing that there was a little too much of the local whiskey involved in the process.