EPA: Electric Vehicle Myths
July 19, 2022

The US Environmental Protection has released a list of Common Myths of Electric Vehicles as part of its Green Vehicle Guide.

The article debunks some of the most common myths about Electric Vehicles, including electric vehicles are worse for the climate than gasoline cars, Electric vehicles don’t have enough range to handle daily travel demands, and Electric vehicles are not as safe as comparable gasoline vehicles.

In the article it states:

Myth #1: Electric vehicles are worse for the climate than gasoline cars because of the power plant emissions.

Electric vehicles (EVs) have no tailpipe emissions. However, generating the electricity used to charge EVs may create carbon pollution. The amount varies widely based on how local power is generated, e.g., using coal or natural gas, which emits carbon pollution, versus renewable resources like wind or solar, which do not. Even accounting for these electricity emissions, research shows that an EV is typically responsible for lower levels of greenhouse gases (GHGs) than an average new gasoline car.

Check out the full list of Electric Vehicle Myths here: Electric Vehicle Myths | US EPA