Originally Posted by Pony Boy
How Green Are Electric Cars? Depends on Where You Plug In
The U.C.S. report, which takes into account the full cycle of energy production, often called a well-to-wheels analysis, demonstrates that in areas where the electric utility relies on natural gas, nuclear, hydroelectric or renewable sources to power its generators, the potential for electric cars and plug-in hybrids to reduce carbon dioxide emissions is great. But where generators are powered by burning a high percentage of coal, electric cars may not be even as good as the latest gasoline models — and far short of the thriftiest hybrids.
As that article points out, your statement is only true if you compare the absolute worst EV to the most efficient ICE. All other things being equal (size of car, etc.) EVs are always better -- even according to your article.