Originally Posted by The Lone Bolt
Sorry, but you can't just flat compare the average electric vehicle to the average gasoline-powered vehicle. How does that study account for passenger/cargo capacity? Doesn't look like it does.
Sure a glorified golf cart may emit less than the old family SUV or minivan. But if you have to drive three of them to fit everything you need, it more than defeats the purpose. Not even getting into the environmental costs of all that battery and vehicle manufacturing.
When you start to look at similar vehicle types, the picture changes somewhat.