Nationwide, EVs charged from the electricity grid produce lower global warming emissions than the average compact gasoline-powered vehicle (with a fuel economy of 27 miles per gallon)—even when the electricity is produced primarily from coal in regions with the “dirtiest” electricity grids.
Neat comparison. Again, same game here. You're comparing a $50,000 compact electric with a compact gas-powered car that only gets 27 mpg?
1999 called. It would like it's fuel mileage standards back.
Some more reading.
Turns out churning out and stuffing a bunch of cars full of cells and cells loaded with heavy metals isn't quite so eco-friendly as it sounds.