(Investor's Business Daily) Another name for electric cars is "coal-powered cars." That doesn't sit well with those who want to demonstrate their green bona fides by driving a plug-in vehicle. But it is in many cases accurate.
Anyone who begs to differ can take up the argument with Chris Kennedy, a professor of civil engineering at the University of Toronto. He told the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. that, depending on the province, an electric car can produce more carbon dioxide than a gasoline-powered car.
"So ... literally, if you're living in Alberta, Saskatchewan or Nova Scotia, an electric car does not make you green?" Anna Maria Tremonti, host of "The Current" on CBC Radio, asked Kennedy. "You're better off filling up at the pump?"
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